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Flowers for Algernon

Author: קיס, דניאל. ; Daniel Keyes
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st harvest edView 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: Science fiction
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: קיס, דניאל. ; Daniel Keyes
ISBN: 015603008X 9780156030083 1439574340 9781439574348
OCLC Number: 54694516
Notes: "A Harvest Book."
Awards: Nebula Award, 1966.
Description: 311 p. ; 18 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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