Flowers for Algernon

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Harcourt Incorporated, 1994 - Fiction - 311 pages
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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
It was a good book but the ending was too depressing. - Goodreads
The plot itself was amazing. - Goodreads
A simple story that is hard to read - Goodreads
Intense! Brilliant writing from beginning to end! - Goodreads
A lot of mesmerizing psycho insights. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Basil H - Goodreads

Listened to the short story, not the book. Heart breaking. Brilliant narration by Dave Thompson. Read full review

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User Review  - Anastasia Guiler - Goodreads

Wow, this one is rough. Beautiful, eye-opening, but rough. 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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