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    Description"Flowers For Algernon" made its first appearance as a short story which was rapidly and widely anthologized, and translated internationally. It received further acclaim as a moderated television drama, and as a motional picture production. Now, full bodied and richly-peopled, "Flowers For Algernon" is the daring novel of a starling human experiment! "A tale that is convincing, suspectful and touching..." -- "The New York Times." "Fascinating, agonizing... Superb." -- "Birmingham News." "This novel should be on your 'must read' list." -- "Palm Beach Post-Times." "Strikingly original..." -- "Publishers' Weekly." "Absorbing... Immensely original... Going to be read for a long time to come." -- "Library Journal."


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    Title
    Flowers for Algernon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Keyes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780151001637
    ISBN 10: 0151001634
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    B&T Approval Code: A26453250
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PS3561.E769 F56 1990Z
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    Thema V1.0: FL, FBC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    17 April 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Back cover copy
    When we first meet Charlie he is about to embark on a compelling but dangerous journey from retardation to genius. He has only a vague understanding of what will happen, but he is aware that knowledge and the ability to write are of paramount importance. So he doesn't hesitate for a moment to cooperate in a radical experiment designed to increase his intelligence, the key - he hopes - to being valued as a human being and to being loved. Daniel Keyes's powerful and highly original story of a young man whose quest for intelligence and knowledge parallels that of Algernon (the mouse who is an earlier subject of a similar experiment) remains unique in imaginative literature. We follow Charlie Gordon's mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. We watch with excitement as he becomes the focus of attention by the scientific world, his intellectual capacities far surpassing those of the psychologists and neurosurgeons who engineered his metamorphosis. We also follow the progress of his romance with two women, one who knew him before the experiment as well as with another, who knows him only as the attractive, bright, and sympathetic man he has become. And, finally, we hope against hope that what happens suddenly, unexpectedly, to Algernon will not happen to Charlie.