How Long to Read Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

How Long Does it Take to Read Alchemist?

It takes the average reader 3 hours and 18 minutes to read Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within.

How long is Alchemist?

Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is 195 pages long, and a total of 49,725 words.

This makes it 66% the length of the average book. It also has 61% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read Alchemist Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 4 hours and 31 minutes to read Alchemist aloud.

What Reading Level is Alchemist?

Alchemist is suitable for students ages 10 and up.

Note that there may be other factors that effect this rating besides length that are not factored in on this page. This may include things like complex language or sensitive topics not suitable for students of certain ages.

When deciding what to show young students always use your best judgement and consult a professional.

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