In 1986, Paulo Coelho sets out for the pilgrimage towards Santiago de Compostela. This journey becomes a truly initiatory experience, and Paulo is transformed for ever as he learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life: he learns that "the extraordinary is always found in the way of the common people."

As a writer, he devotes himself to show, in a plain and fluid style, the richness of our inner reality with the intention of sharing his experiences with all of us. Thus, The Pilgrimage has a very important place in the work, not just because it is the first of his major books, after which came The Alchemist, but because of the complete way in which it expresses the humanity of Paulo's philosophy and the depth of his search.

THE PILGRIMAGE


In 1986, Paulo Coelho sets out for the pilgrimage towards Santiago de Compostela. This journey becomes a truly initiatory experience, and Paulo is transformed for ever as he learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life: he learns that "the extraordinary is always found in the way of the common people."

As a writer, he devotes himself to show, in a plain and fluid style, the richness of our inner reality with the intention of sharing his experiences with all of us. Thus, The Pilgrimage has a very important place in the work, not just because it is the first of his major books, after which came The Alchemist, but because of the complete way in which it expresses the humanity of Paulo's philosophy and the depth of his search.

Editions

Rights sold in 11 languages:

Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, English and Danish.

Illustrator

As a child, Catalina Estrada was marvelled at the lush and vibrant nature of her native Colombia. Now an internationally renowned illustrator living in Barcelona, Catalina has not forgotten her roots. The same wide-eyed wonder is still evident in her work, with its elegant explosions of colour.

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