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'A masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking' Guardian

Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence - a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatement turns him into a genius.

Then Algernon begins to fade. What will become of Charlie?

 

Details

ISBN: 9781474605731
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 13 Jul 2017
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 13.3(H) x 20(L) x 1.8(W)
Weight (gm): 225

 

Reviews

A science-fiction masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking, and utterly, completely brilliant - GUARDIAN

A timeless tearjerker - INDEPENDENT

This is one of the greats: a story and a central character that have stayed with me for thirty years, from the first moment I picked it up - Conn Iggulden

At the heart of FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON is a message of love over knowledge; of hopefulness over achievement; of compassion over intelligence. - Joanne Harris

Unflinchingly honest . . . it will make you reflect on your own life . . . and completely and utterly break your heart - GUARDIAN ONLINE

 

Author Biography

Daniel Keyes (1927-2014)

Born in 1927 Daniel Keyes joined the US merchant marine aged 17. He won the Hugo for the short story that Flowers for Algernon was based on and the Nebula for the novel itself. He has a masters degree in English and American literature and is a Professor of English and Creative writing. He died in June, 2014.
Flowers For Algernon: A Modern Literary Classic
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