Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

Synopsis: The classic novel about a daring experiment in human intelligence.

Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper and the gentle butt of everyone’s jokes – until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius.

But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental transformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.


Published: March 1966 (book form) | ISBN: 978-0156030083

Mini-bio: Daniel Keyes was an American writer who wrote the novel Flowers for Algernon. Keyes was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2000. Wikipedia

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