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The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
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The Devil and Miss Prym (original 2000; edition 2002)

by Paulo Coelho (Author)

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A new novel of temptation by the author of the international bestsellers The Alchemist and The Zahir. A community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man persecuted by his painful past. A woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each of them will face questions of life, death, and power, and each will choose their own path. Will they choose good or evil? In the remote village of Viscos, a stranger arrives, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to the question: Are human beings good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives. Paulo Coelho's stunning novel explores the timeless struggle between good and evil and brings to our everyday dilemmas fresh incentive: to master the fear that prevents us from following our dreams, from being different, and from truly living.… (more)
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Title:The Devil and Miss Prym
Authors:Paulo Coelho (Author)
Info:HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd (2002), 308 pages
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The beginning may look like it's a religious philosophy but what it all speaks is about life. This is my first book being read, written by Paulo Coelho. And its a piece of wonderful story telling along with a message...
"Everyone has a good and evil residing inside. It's all about control and choice. " ( )
  abhijeetkumar | Aug 22, 2021 |
No hay un libro que se 100% malo porque siempre tendrá algo positivo pero el estilo de escribir de Paulo Cohelo no es lo que busco porque yo leo para cultivarme y siento que leer a este autor no aporta nada a mi intelecto. Definitivamente no lo recomiendo si. ( )
  cavo42 | Jan 5, 2021 |
I didn't really care for Paulo Coelho's "The Dveil and Miss Prym: A novel of temptation." It was a simple story -- about whether a village could be tempted into committing a murder in exchange for prosperity -- and the way it was told wasn't enough to carry even this short length novel.

The heroine of the book is Miss Prym, who faces her own temptation and is responsible for leading the village of Viscos to its own version.

Ultimately, I found the entire story just dragged on too much before coming to its inevitable conclusion. ( )
  amerynth | Oct 27, 2020 |
Read as Book 3 of The Trilogy "And On The Seventh Day" ( )
  ElizabethCromb | Apr 27, 2020 |
A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing at notebook and eleven gold bars.
  ACParakou | Nov 27, 2019 |
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And a certain ruler asked him, saying, 'Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?' And Jesus said unto him, 'Why callest thou me good? None is good, save one, that is God.'
Luke 18: 18-19
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Hail Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who turn to Thee for help. Amen.
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For almost fifteen years, old Berta had spent every day sitting outside her front door.
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A new novel of temptation by the author of the international bestsellers The Alchemist and The Zahir. A community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man persecuted by his painful past. A woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each of them will face questions of life, death, and power, and each will choose their own path. Will they choose good or evil? In the remote village of Viscos, a stranger arrives, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to the question: Are human beings good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives. Paulo Coelho's stunning novel explores the timeless struggle between good and evil and brings to our everyday dilemmas fresh incentive: to master the fear that prevents us from following our dreams, from being different, and from truly living.

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Een door tijd en wereld vergeten gehucht in de bergen wordt het toneel van een verontrustende veldslag wanneer zich daar een vreemdeling meldt. Hij is afkomstig uit een ver land en wil een antwoord op de vraag die hem obsedeert: is de mens in zijn diepste we-7.cn goed of slecht? De komst van dc/.c mysterieuze man heeft tot gevolg dat het dorp betrokken raakt bijeen listig spel, dat onuitwisbare sporen 7.al achterlaten. In De duivel ett het meisje wordt de integriteit van de dorpsbewonerszwaar op de proef gesteld.
T';m(oCoelKo(i947) is een van de bekendste hedendaagse scli rijvers. Van zijn werk zijn wereldwijd circa vijftig miljoen exemplaren verkocht. Hel bekendst is De alchemist, waarvan ook in ons taalgebied al 150.000 exemplaren zijn verkocht.
'Coelho moei het visionaire vermogen van een f rofect gehad hebben. Hij raakt de huidige wereld- en waardecrisis midden in het
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* Een roman zoals ik die van Coelho gewend ben: liijdoetje nadenken, spreekt je geweten aan en blijft nog lang daar het hoofd spoken.
A community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man persecuted by the ghosts of his painful past. A young woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each will face questions of life, death, and power, and each will choose a path. Will they choose good or evil?

In the remote village of Viscos -- a village too small to be on any map, a place where time seems to stand still -- a stranger arrives, 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.

Paulo Coelho's stunning novel explores the timeless struggle between good and evil, and brings to our everyday dilemmas fresh perspective: incentive to master the fear that prevents us from following our dreams, from being different, from truly living.

The Devil and Miss Prym is a story charged with emotion, in which the integrity of being human meets a terrifying test.
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