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The Alchemist | Study Guide

Paulo Coelho

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The Alchemist | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to The Alchemist that you may enjoy.

Reading Materials

Campbell, Joseph. The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973. Print.

Coelho, Paulo. Like the Flowing River: Thoughts and Reflections. London: HarperCollins UK. 2006. Print.

Hart, Stephen M. "Cultural Hybridity, Magical Realism, and the Language of Magic in Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist." in Romance Quarterly 51.4 (2004): 304–312.

Ruiz, Derek, Daniel Sampere, and Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel. New York: HarperOne, 2010. Print.

Soni, Sonia. "Life Realized through Riddles: A Study of Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist" in MIT International Journal of English Language & Literature, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Aug. 2014):85–91 <>

Course Hero. "The Alchemist Infographic." Course Hero. 2 May 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. <>.

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