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The Devil and Miss Prym

A Novel of Temptation

The Devil and Miss Prym( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Coelho, Paulo
ISBN:978-0-06-052800-3
Publication Date:Dec 2023
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $24.99
Book Description:

The remote village of Viscos is the setting for an extraordinary struggle between good an evil. . . .

A man persecuted by the ghosts of his painful past. A young woman searching for happiness. A community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear. In one eventful week, they will face questions of life, death, and power, and will choose a path offered by a stranger searching to uncover the true nature of human beings. In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.4 x 20.4 x 1.4 cm
Book Weight:0.184 Kilograms
Author Biography
Coelho, Paulo (Author)
Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 24, 1947. As a teenager, he wanted to become a writer, but his parents wanted him to pursue a more substantial and secure career. At the age of 17, his introversion and opposition to his parents led them to commit him to a mental institution. He escaped three times before being released at the age of 20. Once released, he abandoned his ideas of becoming a writer and enrolled in law school to please his parents. He stayed in law school for one year.

In 1986, Coelho walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, a turning point in his life. On the path, he had a spiritual awakening, which he described in his book The Pilgrimage.

Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist, and journalist. He wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music including Elis Regina, Rita Lee, and Raul Seixas. His first book, Hell Archives, was published in 1982. He has written over 25 books since then including The Alchemist, Brida, The Fifth Mountain, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, Like a Flowing River, and Adultery. He received numerous awards including Las Pergolas Prize, The Budapest Prize, Nielsen Gold Book Award, and the Grand Prix Litteraire Elle. In 1996, he founded the Paulo Coelho Institute, which provides aid to children and elderly people with financial problems. In 2007, Coelho was named a Messenger of Peace to the United Nations.

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