Flowers for Algernon

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Harcourt Incorporated, 1994 - Fiction - 311 pages
963 Reviews
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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Amazing storytelling. - Goodreads
Hard to read but harder to put down. - Goodreads
Incredibly sad book, although it had a fantastic plot. - Goodreads
Intense! Brilliant writing from beginning to end! - Goodreads
That's a sad ending. - Goodreads
The plot is interesting. - Goodreads

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Enormous contrast. A simple story that is hard to read Read full review

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User Review  - Gabe Caballero - Goodreads

A series of reports that show the mental changes of a man who is mentally retarded in the beginning, but after getting a procedure done becomes more and more intelligent. He eventual becomes a genius ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

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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