Algernon, Charlie, and I: A Writer's Journey : Plus the Complete Original Short Novelette Version of "Flowers for Algernon"

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Challcrest Press Books, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 223 pages
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In the short novelette, "Flowers for Algernon," and in the novel version that followed, author Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo that has captured the hearts and minds of readers around the world. It is the classic story--part of which has now come true--of an experiment to increase intelligence, in which researchers first transform a laboratory mouse named Algernon into a genius. Charlie Gordon, who tells them, "I want to be smart," eagerly volunteers to follow in Algernon's four-legged footsteps through the maze of acquiring knowledge and learning about life.

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User Review  - Agung Perkasa - Goodreads

The fact my english is not good. But i'll try. It is good book. A book who very nice and have full emotional. When Charlie have good oppurtunity, be a genius people but then his IQ decrease ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Born in New York, Daniel Keyes received his B.A. in psychology from Brooklyn College. After earning his license to teach and his M.A. degree, Keyes left New York to teach creative writing at Wayne State University. Keyes's Nebula award-winning first novel, Flowers for Algernon, has seen phenomenal success. It has never gone out of print in paperback or hardcover and is widely studied in schools and colleges around the world. The novel about a thirty-two year old man named Charlie Gordon and a mouse named Algernon was adapted as a stage play, developed as a dramatic musical, and transformed into a movie for which Cliff Robertson won a Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in the title role of "Charly." Keyes has published three other novels since Flowers for Algernon, The Touch, which explores the human tragedy that results from a radiation accident; The Fifth Sally, a novel that focuses on multiple personality disorder; and Until Death, a tale of a double homicide in Florida. Keyes's three nonfiction books include The Minds of Billy Milligan, The Milligan Wars: A True-Story Sequel, and Unveiling Claudia. In 1988, Brooklyn College awarded Keyes its "Distinguished Alumnus Medal of Honor." On extended leave from Ohio University where he was a Professor of English and Creative Writing, Keyes has lectured at more than 60 universities across the country.

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