The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
A Novel of Temptation

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A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives.

A novel of temptation by the internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym is a thought-provoking parable of a community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear—as it struggles with the choice between good and evil.

 

About Paulo Coelho

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Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries,Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries. Paulo Coelho nació en Brasil en 1947 y es uno de los autores con más influencia de hoy día. Conocido mundialmente por el bestseller internacional El Alquimista, Coelho ha vendido más de 100 millones de libros en todo el mundo, los cuales han sido traducidos a 68 idiomas y publicados en 150 países. Paulo Coelho escribe una columna semanal que se publica en los periódicos más importantes del mundo.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Coelho's latest parable (The Zahir, 2005, etc.) has vague Kafkaesque overtones as a town is challenged to murder an innocent in exchange for prosperity.

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New to the U.S. but first published in Europe in 1992, Coelho's latest (following the bestselling The Zahir ) is an old school parable of good and evil. When

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Acclaimed Brazilian author Coelho presents the third title in a trilogy that began with the novels A orillas del Rio Piedra me sent y llore (By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, Planeta, 1998) and Veronika decide morir (Veronika Decides to Die, Planeta, 2000), both of which concern a week...

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Worldwide acclaimed author Paulo Coelho leads us through a forgotten community that is faced with a proposition they should resist.

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USA Today

Selling your soul to the devil is not an unusual subject for a novel, but Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho offers a fresh approach to the age-old temptation story in The Devil and Miss Prym.

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BookRack

If you had a choice, between good and evil, knowing the satisfation from evil can be greater sometimes and more tempting.

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