Flowers for Algerrnon Author:Daniel Keyes Wildly acclaimed, a tales that is convincing, touching. — --New York Times — Flowers for Algernon made its first appearance as a short story, and was rapidly and widely anthologized and translated internationally. — Flowers for Algernon is the daring novel of a startling human experiment. — Charlie Gordon knows he isn't as bright as most people. A g... more »entle young man, he can read and write a little and manages to hold a menial job. A surgical operation on a lab mouse named Algernon leaves it an Einstein of mice--can such an operation raise Charlie's intellect as well? And what are the dangers of such an experiment?