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Flowers for Algernon by  Daniel Keyes - Hardcover - 1966 - from Bromer Booksellers and

Flowers for Algernon

by Keyes, Daniel

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NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1966. First edition. Author's signature laid in. First appearing as a short story in 1959, this first expanded edition of Flowers for Algernon earned immediate acclaim, becoming a joint winner of the 1966 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Written as a series of journal entries from its main character, Charles Gordon, the novel follows Gordon's progression as the subject of an experimental surgery to artifically increase intelligence. Algernon, a laboratory mouse, has already completed the procedure. Throughout the novel, Keyes reflects on the ethics and morality of medical testing, the treatment of animals, and especially society's relationship with the mentally disabled. Keyes was inspired by his own experiences as an English teacher to students with special needs, during which time he witnessed a dramatic change in one student who regressed after being removed from regular lessons. Shortly after its publication, Flowers for Algernon was adapted into a feature film with the title Charly, whose leading man, Cliff Robertson, received an Academy Award for Best Actor. Bound in gray cloth over boards, with slight soiling to extremities, else near fine. White dust wrapper remains bright with scant wear to spine ends.

Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction short story and subsequent novel written by Daniel Keyes. The short story, written in 1958 and first published in the April 1959 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1960. The novel was published in 1966 and was joint winner of that year's Nebula Award for Best Novel. The titular Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has undergone surgery to increase his intelligence by artificial means.


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