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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon

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Flowers for Algernon was originally a Hugo Award-winning short story which became the Nebula Award-winning novel and an Oscar-winning film (Charly). Beautifully written and deeply affecting, the novel is a remarkable literary tour de force.


Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

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.


'Beautiful and remorseless in its simple of the universally appealing stories of our time' Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels

About the Author

Daniel Keyes was born in Brooklyn in 1927, and has world as a merchant seaman, editor and university lecturer. He started his SF career when he became an associate editor of Marvel Science Fiction in 1951. His first short story 'Precedent' appeared in the same magazine in 1952. He is best known for Flowers for Algernon which won a Hugo Award in 1960 as a novella (1959) and went on to win a Nebula Award in (1966) for the full-length novel. In 1968 Flowers for Algernon was made into the Oscar-winning film Charly.

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Publication date

1st August 2006


Daniel Keyes

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Orion Publishing Co


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