Flowers for Algernon

Part of the Heinemann Literature series

Publication Date
March 1989

Literature for life

Charlie Gordon, who desperately wants to be able to read and write, undergoes a brain operation which dramatically increases his intelligence. But can his emotional development keep pace with the intellectual? Can Charlie develop normal relationships with women? And how do the psychologists and psychiatrists view Charlie - as a man or as the subject of an experiment like the mouse, Algernon? This sensitive, perceptive and sad novel makes excellent wider reading at GCSE. Age 14+ The Play of Flowers for Algernon is published by Heinemann in the Heinemann Plays series.

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