Book
English

The alchemist

Paulo Coelho (author)
Biography
The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO is considered one of the most influential authors of our times. His books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter and journali
Subject
Esoterie
Title
The alchemist
Author
Paulo Coelho
Language
English
Original language
Portuguese
Original title
O alquimista
Publisher
London: Harper, 2012
161 p.
ISBN
9780007155668 (paperback)

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About Paulo Coelho

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Paulo Coelho de Souza (; Portuguese: [ˈpaw.lu kuˈeʎu]; born 24 August 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel The Alchemist. In 2014, he uploaded his personal papers online to create a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation.

Biography

Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and attended a Jesuit school. At 17, Coelho's parents committed him to a mental institution from which he escaped three times before being released at the age of 20. Coelho was born into a Catholic family, and his parents were strict about the religion and faith. Coelho later remarked that "It wasn't that they wanted to hurt me, but they didn't know what to do... They did not do that to destroy me, they did that to save me." At his parents' wishes,Coelho enrolled in law school and abando…Read more on Wikipedia