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 around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.
"First Edition Fourth Printing. Sm4to. 400 pages. Full bound dark blue cloth with blind stamped title on front board and fully legible gilt title on spine. Book is clean throughout with some light discoloration on end papers. Previous owners names and provenance of this volume noted on ffep. DJ in surprisingly good shape, a 1-inch and a 1 1/2-inch closed tear on head of spine were repaired with tape some time ago, otherwise only light soil and mild chipping to extremities due to age. Photos are available upon request.
"It's absolutely gosh-wow, super-colossal--smart, funny, and a continual pleasure to read."--The Washington Post Book World
Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly - Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize
A "towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book" (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon's "magnum opus" (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America's finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age. Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book Award
Since it was first published, American Gods became an instant classic. Now discover the mystery and majesty of American Gods in this beautiful reissue of the Author's Preferred Text edition. Featuring a new preface by Neil Gaiman in honor of the novel's 20th anniversary, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece.
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined--it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own.
London, 1925, sm 4to. The first edition thus. Both volumes have been rebound; original spine and cover paper are tipped in at end of text. 2 volumes beautifully bound in full green leather with heavy gilt decoration and marbled endpapers. Gilt tooling along board edges, raised bands, maroon title lables, deckle edges. All gilt bright and clean. Text is decorated throughout with with numerous cuts. Clean and solid. Some minor scuffing appears in spots on leather from shelfwear. Previous owners name plates on front paste down of both vols. Photo available upon request. Illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer.
Second edition. Small 8vo, 213 pgs + ads. Full bound green cloth with black, white and beige stamped pictorial cover, black title on spine. Three black and white plates. This book is in remarkably fine condition, the cloth is clean, the binding solid, and the pages crisp. There is a small bit of dust soil at the head of the text block, but no mentionable wear. This rare title by Baum pseudonym Suzanne Metcalf (spelled Susanne on cover) is a must have for true Baum enthusaists!
A divination tool to connect with guides from the Egyptian pantheon- A 35-card deck with original artwork by award-winning illustrator Kris Waldherr - Guidebook includes detailed card interpretations and 8 divinatory spreads - By the authors of Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt: Awakening the Healing Power of the Heart The Anubis Oracle is a shamanic guide to inner Egypt, a place of mystery, ancestral wisdom, and abiding love that resides within each of us. It is a place where the neteru--the archetypal deities and elemental spirits from the Egyptian pantheon--lead us on our journey of transformation, a journey designed to open our hearts and teach us the inner workings of the soul. The full-color deck contains a Key Card, a card for each of the 22 deities and 4 elements, and 8 composite cards that portray several deities together. These composites represent 8 major portals of initiation and complex archetypal relationships. The accompanying book provides detailed interpretations for each card and instructions for 8 divinatory spreads that include entering into the mystery, achieving higher love and wisdom, and identifying our sacred purpose. By divining with the neteru, the shaman within awakens. This allows the neteru to reveal the answers we seek in our personal lives and in our interactions with the world by connecting us with the wisdom, guidance, and shamanic mysteries of Egypt that live within us.
These beautiful ascension cards are designed to assist those seeking to start on a personal ascension path or to accelerate journeys to the light. Each of the 52 color cards offers a description of a specific ascension energy or Ascended Master, guidance on its use, and an affirmation to assist with assimilation of the wisdom. Through them individuals will work with the gold and silver violet flame for transformation and raise the energy in themselves and others, call in unconditional love, and draw on the elements to bring hope, peace, and love to the world, among others. The subjects range from the 12 chakras and fire through Commander Ashtar and Mother Mary's aquamarine mantle. These cards may be employed in a variety of ways -- such as a daily source of guidance and inspiration, a point of study for a group discussion, a source for determining which areas of an ascension path require the most immediate attention, or as a 52-step study course for ascension. Seekers may choose to work with the cards in order, to select one a week for a year, or to identify one card for intensive study. The accompanying booklet offers broader insight into ascension in general.