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This is Charlie's moving journal detailing both the extreme enhancement of his intellect by an experimental drug and his subsequent loss of intelligence. As I get older, I appreciate it even more for its insights into loss of abilities, because I see an analogy to aging.
Recommended by Kathy H, Powell's Books at PDX

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Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence-a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon.

As the treatment takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment appears to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon suddenly deteriorates. Will the same happen to Charlie?

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD AND THE NEBULA AWARD

The classic novel that inspired the Academy Award-winning movie Charly

Daniel Keyes, the author of eight books, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. Professor emeritus at Ohio University, he lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache.

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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. High school & older.

About the Author

Daniel Keyes was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. He has worked as a merchant seaman, fiction editor, high school teacher, and university professor. The author of eight books, he lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

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MarieBarquero, May 19, 2014 (view all comments by MarieBarquero)
This is such an amazing book, it touched my heart and my soul and I totally recommend it.
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ISBN:
9780156030304
Author:
Keyes, Daniel
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Brain
Subject:
Psychological fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050531
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9 to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.66 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 324 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156030304 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This is Charlie's moving journal detailing both the extreme enhancement of his intellect by an experimental drug and his subsequent loss of intelligence. As I get older, I appreciate it even more for its insights into loss of abilities, because I see an analogy to aging.

"Synopsis" by ,
Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache.

"Synopsis" by , 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. High school & older.

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