"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold in English and 21 million copies worldwide, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. With a new introduction from the author, this tenth anniversary edition of Paulo Coelho's timeless story will enchant and inspire a whole new audience of readers for generations to come.