New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 274 pages; VG-/VG-; spine white with black and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$4.95'; very mild rubbing and wear; ex-library, with removed sticker on tail of dust jacket, slight glue stain to front pastedown, scraped stamping to title page'; DW consignment; shelved case 8.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
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 (with Babel-17).
Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has undergone surgery to increase his intelligence. The story is told by a series of progress reports written by Charlie Gordon, the first human subject for the surgery, and it touches on ethical and moral themes such as the treatment of the mentally disabled. [wikipedia]