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by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is a modern fable by Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist study guide contains a biography of author Paulo Coelho, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

The Alchemist tells the story of a young shepherd named Santiago who is able to find a treasure beyond his wildest dreams. Along the way, he learns to listen to his heart and, more importantly, realizes that his dreams, or his Personal Legend, are not just his but part of the Soul of the Universe.

Santiago is a humble shepherd whose desires are few–he wants to be free to roam with his sheep, to have some wine in his wineskin and a book in his bag. Fate intervenes, however, in the form of the recurring dream of a great treasure hidden thousands of miles away at the base of the Egyptian Pyramids. When Santiago meets Melchizedek, a strange wise man who claims he is a king from a far-off land, he decides to seek his treasure. The next day…

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Posted By vian g #378148 at Jul 27, 2014 5:38 PM

did santiago achieve his personal legend?

i didn't get to finish the book, and I'm working on Q & A for the Alchemist.. so with that said, did santiago achieve his personal legend? and how did he ?

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Posted By anime f #379210 at Jul 23, 2014 1:46 PM

 

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