The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a wonderful philosophic novel originally released in 1988. The allegorical book builds its story around a young Andalusian shepherd and his fantastic adventure in pursuing his dream to Egypt. After having a profound recurring dream, young Santiago believed that the pyramids held his most precious treasure. Thus he began a long intercontinental journey where he met interesting characters and experienced valuable lessons. All of those guided him in finding and revealing what his treasure was.