Flowers for Algernon

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994 - Fiction - 311 pages
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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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What an excellent book that I never read when I was young! My sons have to read it for their November book club and I decided to read it as well, though I was familiar with the story. Glad I did. I ... Read full review

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A wonderful book. Charlie, mentally retarded adult gets an operation that greatly increases his IQ. He then goes through it again backwards. As Charlie gets smart he has to deal with the realization ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Daniel Keyes (1927 - 2014) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. He was the author of eight books, including the classic Flowers for Algernon, first published in 1966, which would go on to sell more than five million copies and inspire the Oscar-winning film Charly . He also worked as a merchant seaman, a fiction editor, a high school teacher, and as a university professor at Ohio University, where he was honored at Professor Emeritus in 2000. He won the Hugo and Nebula awards for his work and was chosen as an Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2000.

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