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Flowers for Algernon (Hardback)
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Hardback Published: 01/09/2011
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Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper, and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes, until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental transformation preceeded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibilty that his salvation was only temporary.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575116740
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 204 x 132 x 23 mm

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“Learning needs to be emotional and spiritual”

This is a poignant and cleverly crafted piece of short science fiction which, like the best examples of the genre, raises questions about metaphysics and the sometimes uncomfortable relationship between science and... More

Paperback edition
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“Absolutely Oustanding”

‘Flowers for Algernon’ focuses on Charlie Gordon, a man who has the IQ of 68, who agrees to participate in a new experiment that will increase his IQ and make him a genius. However, life after the procedure is not as... More

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Grace At Birmingham

“An absolute classic.”

This was really interesting.
It explores how intelligence can be isolating, how people can be absolutely horrible to people they perceive as less intelligent than themselves and how pride and the desire to save face... More

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