Flowers For Algernon - S.F. Masterworks (Paperback)Daniel Keyes (author)
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I hope they use me because Miss Kinnian says maybe they can make me smart. I want to be smart. My name is Charlie Gordon, I werk in Donners bakery where Mr Donner gives me 11 dollars a week and bred and or cake if I want. I am 32 yeres old and next munth is my birthday.
The classic novel about a daring experiment in human intelligence
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 changes him. It’s a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon.
All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatment turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental transformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.
'A masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking' – Guardian
‘This is one of the greats: a story and a central character that have stayed with me for thirty years, from the first moment I picked it up’ — Conn Iggulden
‘A timeless tearjerker’ – Independent
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 133 x 20 mm
A masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking, and utterly, completely brilliant * Guardian *
A timeless tearjerker * Independent *
Excellent . . . extremely moving * The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction *
Unflinchingly honest . . . it will make you reflect on your own life . . . and completely and utterly break your heart * Guardian Online *
A narrative tour de force, very moving, beautiful and remorseless in its simple logic * Science Fiction, 100 Best Novels *
Strikingly original * Publishers Weekly *
A tale that is convincing, suspectful and touching * New York Times *
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