The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation (Paperback)

By Paulo Coelho, Amanda Hopkinson (Translator), Nick Caistor (Translator)
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Description


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 the Author


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, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Adultery, among others, have sold 150 million copies worldwide.

Amanda Hopkinson is the director of the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia, England.

Nick Caistor is a former BBC Latin America analyst and the author of "Octavio Paz", also published by Reaktion Books.

Praise For…


“Only someone Jesuit-trained could bring to Scripture the kind of coolly passionate imagination on display in Coelho’s latest novel.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

“A suspenseful fable...satisfying.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060528003
ISBN-10: 0060528001
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 2007
Pages: 205
Language: English