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    Flowers for Algernon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Keyes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 311
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9780156030083
    ISBN 10: 015603008X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: AMER3740
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    B&T Approval Code: A26453250
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
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    LC classification: PS3561.E769 F56 2004
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC019000
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    Publication date
    26 March 2010
    Review quote
    PRAISE FOR FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON "A tale that is convincing, suspenseful and touching."--"The New York Times " "An ingeniously touching story . . . Moving . . . Intensely real."--"The Baltimore Sun"
    Back cover copy
    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.