Flowers for Algernon

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Harcourt Incorporated, 1994 - Fiction - 311 pages
1803 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
The plot itself was amazing. - Goodreads
This book was very sad, especially the ending. - Goodreads
Intense! Brilliant writing from beginning to end! - Goodreads
A lot of mesmerizing psycho insights. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Abdulrahman Alhussain - Goodreads

Flowers for Algernon is a work of art. It was both heart rending and sobering, from beginning to end. It is, without a doubt, one the most powerful books I have ever read. It's full of lessons about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff Grann - Goodreads

A wonderful, but tragic story. Led me to think about intelligence and its complex relation to society, family, identity, and happiness. Shows how education can be disruptive and not always lead to positive outcomes. 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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