Flowers For Algernon - S.F. Masterworks (Paperback)Daniel Keyes (author)
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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 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.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 201 x 170 x 18 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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