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Flowers for Algernon

Author: Daniel Keyes
Publisher: Oxford : Heinemann New Windmills, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When brain surgery makes a mouse into a genius, dull-witted Charlie Gordon wonders if it might also work for him. 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. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Keyes
OCLC Number: 151439968
Description: 218 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Daniel Keyes.

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When brain surgery makes a mouse into a genius, dull-witted Charlie Gordon wonders if it might also work for him. 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. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie? An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly.

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