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Description - Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

'A masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking' Guardian

Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence - a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatement turns him into a genius.

Then Algernon begins to fade. What will become of Charlie?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781474605731
ISBN-10: 1474605737
Format: Paperback / softback
(133mm x 200mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Daniel Keyes

Daniel Keyes (1927-2014) Born in 1927 Daniel Keyes joined the US merchant marine aged 17. He won the Hugo for the short story that Flowers for Algernon was based on and the Nebula for the novel itself. He has a masters degree in English and American literature and is a Professor of English and Creative writing. He died in June, 2014.

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