San Francisco: Harper, 1993. First Edition. First US printing. A Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. Signed by the author on the second half-title.
The Alchemist has been translated into 67 languages and has sold upwards of 90 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful books ever to be published. A book on the tale-end of Latin America's golden age of literature, The Alchemist emphasizes the importance of keeping an open heart and being brave enough to follow one’s dreams. After a recurring dream about an undiscovered treasure, Santiago sets off an adventure that will change his life; as he travels the world, he finds love with Fatima, who promises to marry him only if he accomplishes the goals he has already set for himself. Because of Fatima’s love and his own determination, Santiago completes his destiny. “For anyone who reads not only to escape reality but also to understand reality, The Alchemist can offer the best of both worlds” (The Guardian). Fine in Fine dust jacket. Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #2102)