Flowers For Algernon

Flowers For Algernon

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 13/07/2017
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Flowers For Algernon
Absolutely Oustanding
‘Flowers for Algernon’ focuses on Charlie Gordon, a man who has the IQ of 68, who agrees to participate in a new experiment that will increase his IQ and m... READ MORE
Kathleen at St Andrews
Flowers For Algernon
An absolute classic.
This was really interesting. It explores how intelligence can be isolating, how people can be absolutely horrible to people they perceive as less intellige... READ MORE
Grace At Birmingham


I hope they use me because Miss Kinnian says maybe they can make me smart. I want to be smart. My name is Charlie Gordon, I werk in Donners bakery where Mr Donner gives me 11 dollars a week and bred and or cake if I want. I am 32 yeres old and next munth is my birthday. 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 changes him. It’s 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 treatment 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.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781474605731
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 225g
  • Dimensions: 133 x 200 x 18 mm

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Flowers For Algernon
Utterly Compelling and Heartbreaking
This book was truly one of the most emotional books I have ever read. Despite me being a fairly young teenager I read this in just a few hours and can hone... READ MORE
Emma Hartley
Flowers For Algernon
I loved this book and did even realise that what I was reading was considered a classic! This really does open your mind up to the idea that the “grass is ... READ MORE
Elle Rowland
Flowers For Algernon
A truly powerful story that challenges what we, as a society, value in humanity.
A truly powerful story that challenges what we, as a society, value in humanity. Through Charlie's journey, Keyes masterfully uncovers the problematic natu... READ MORE
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