CliffsNotes on Coelho's The Alchemist

by Adam Sexton

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544179400
  • ISBN-10: 0544179404
  • Pages: 50
  • Publication Date: 10/12/2010

About the book

The CliffsNotes study guide on Coehlo's The Alchemist supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read The Alchemist.


Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Coehlo's The Alchemist. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Coehlo's The Alchemist, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at



• Learn about the Life and Background of the author

• An Introduction to The Alchemist

• Explore themes, character development, and recurring images in the Critical Commentaries

• Learn new words from the Glossary at the end the document

• Examine in-depth Character Analyses

• Acquire an understanding of The Alchemist with Critical Essays

• Reinforce what you learn to further your study online at

About the author
Adam Sexton

ADAM SEXTON is author of Master Class in Fiction Writing and editor of the anthologies Love Stories, Rap on Rap, and Desperately Seeking Madonna. He has written on art and entertainment for The New York Times and The Village Voice, and he has taught fiction writing and literature at New York University and Parsons School of Design. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.