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Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes

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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Overview

The story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In 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. T The story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In 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?

Daniel Keyes

About Flowers for Algernon Description

Daniel Keyes was an American author best known for his Hugo award-winning short story and Nebula award-winning novel Flowers for Algernon. Keyes was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2000. Keyes was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. At age 17, he joined the U.S. Maritime Service as ship's purser. He obtained a B.A. in psychology from B

Data Book Flowers for Algernon

Original Title Flowers for Algernon ISBN 0156030306 (ISBN13: 9780156030304 ) Edition Language English Characters Charlie Gordon, Alice Kinnian setting New York City, New York (United States) Literary Awards Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (1967), Nebula Award for Best Novel (1966), Locus Award Nominee for All-Time Best Novel (1975) (172)