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Gladiator by Philip Wylie is an intense and thought-provoking novel that delves into the moral implications of genetic engineering and the power dynamics of society. The story follows Hugo Danner, a man born with superhuman abilities due to his father's experiments with genetic manipulation.

As Hugo grows up, he struggles to come to terms with his extraordinary gifts and the responsibilities that come with them. He grapples with his desire to use his strength for good, while also facing the temptation to use it for personal gain and vengeance.

Throughout the novel, Wylie raises important questions about the nature of power and the ethical boundaries of scientific advancement. The character development is strong, and readers will find themselves engrossed in Hugo's internal struggles and external conflicts.

Overall, Gladiator is a compelling read that will leave readers thinking about the consequences of playing god and the complexities of human nature. Wylie's writing is evocative and thought-provoking, making this a must-read for fans of science fiction and philosophical literature.

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Gladiator by Philip Wylie is the story of a man who although normal in all other ways, through the genius of his Father a biologist attains the strength and impregnability of a superman. The problems he encounters in trying to fit into a society of normal human beings who show fear and hatred whenever they view his abnormal strength and physical ability pains him to the point of having to leave civilization.

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