The Alchemist (Coelho)


The book's main theme is about finding one's destiny. According to The New York Times, The Alchemist is "more self-help than literature".[1] An old king tells Santiago, "when you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true". This is the core of the novel's philosophy and a motif that plays all throughout Coelho's writing in The Alchemist.[7]

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