Flowers For Algernon
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A modern classic, Flowers for Algernon has sold over five million copies worldwide and inspired the Academy Award-winning film Charly.

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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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A science-fiction masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking, and utterly, completely brilliant - GUARDIANA timeless tearjerker - INDEPENDENTThis is one of the greats: a story and a central character that have stayed with me for thirty years, from the first moment I picked it up - Conn IgguldenAt the heart of FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON is a message of love over knowledge; of hopefulness over achievement; of compassion over intelligence. - Joanne HarrisUnflinchingly honest . . . it will make you reflect on your own life . . . and completely and utterly break your heart - GUARDIAN ONLINE

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