Flowers for Algernon

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Harcourt, 1994 - Fiction - 311 pages
1781 Reviews
With more than five million copies sold, "Flowers for Algernon" is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. High school & older.

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The plot itself was amazing. - Goodreads
The ending absolutely made me cry. - Goodreads
Daniel Keyes' writing is brilliant. - Goodreads
Hard to read but harder to put down. - Goodreads
Truly incredible storytelling. - Goodreads
A lot of mesmerizing psycho insights. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Alice Watkins - Goodreads

An absolutely fantastic exploration on human nature and people's treatment of intellectually disabled people at the time. Very interesting writing style, very emotionally invoking, and just a wonderful book! Read full review

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User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

I bought this book following a recommendation by a friend. He suggested I read the original short story first, which I did. The short story was incredibly powerful and succinct. As i cant review the ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Daniel Keyes was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. He has worked as a merchant seaman, fiction editor, high school teacher, and university professor. The author of eight books, he lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

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