Algernon, Charlie, and I
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Algernon, Charlie, and I : A Writer's Journey

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In Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo-a laboratory mouse and a man-who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published. With admirable insight he shares with readers, writers, teachers, and students the creative life behind his classic novel, included here in its original short-story form.
All those who love stories, storytelling, and the remarkable characters of Charlie and Algernon will delight in accompanying their creator on this inspirational voyage of discovery.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 134.6 x 200.7 x 17.8mm | 204.12g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156029995
  • 9780156029995
  • 584,097

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In his bestselling novel Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo--a laboratory mouse and a man--who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published. For the first time, readers, writers, teachers, and students can glimpse the creative life behind this cherished novel.

Including the original novelette version of Flowers for Algernon

"An insightful first-person account of the difficulties and joys of the writing life, and . . . one of the most useful writers' manuals to be published in a long time. " --School Library Journal

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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PRAISE FOR"ALGERNON, CHARLIE, AND I"

"A fascinating and highly engaging look at the creative process and development of an author . . . An insightful first-person account of the difficulties and joys of the writing life, [and] one of the most useful writers' manuals to be published in a long time." -School Library Journal
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285 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (103)
3 19% (55)
2 4% (11)
1 2% (5)
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