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The Resource Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

Label
Flowers for Algernon
Title
Flowers for Algernon
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Keyes
Title variation
Charly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charlie embarks on a compelling but dangerous journey from retardation to genius. Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache. When we first meet Charlie he is about to embark on a compelling but dangerous journey from retardation to genius. He has only a vague understanding of what will happen, but he is aware that knowledge and the ability to write are of paramount importance. So he doesn't hesitate for a moment to cooperate in a radical experiment designed to increase his intelligence, the key - he hopes - to being valued as a human being and to being loved. Daniel Keyes's powerful and highly original story of a young man whose quest for intelligence and knowledge parallels that of Algernon (the mouse who is an earlier subject of a similar experiment) remains unique in imaginative literature. We follow Charlie Gordon's mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. We watch with excitement as he becomes the focus of attention by the scientific world, his intellectual capacities far surpassing those of the psychologists and neurosurgeons who engineered his metamorphosis. We also follow the progress of his romance with two women, one who knew him before the experiment as well as with another, who knows him only as the attractive, bright, and sympathetic man he has become. And, finally, we hope against hope that what happens suddenly, unexpectedly, to Algernon will not happen to Charlie
Summary
Charlie Gordon, a youth with limited mental capabilities, along with a laboratory rat named Algernon become the joint objects of a scientific alteration to see if Charlie can become "normal."
Theme
Award
Nebula Award for Best Novel, 1966.
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037992
Cataloging source
JRS
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Keyes, Daniel
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
910
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3561.E769
LC item number
F5 1987
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910
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • People with mental disabilities
  • Gifted persons
  • Brain
  • Science fiction
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
This book was received through the We the People Bookshelf "Created Equal!" grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6133206
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780151001637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32403207
  • (OCoLC)32403207
Label
Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
Publication
Copyright
Note
This book was received through the We the People Bookshelf "Created Equal!" grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6133206
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780151001637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32403207
  • (OCoLC)32403207

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