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Gladiator

By: Philip Wylie
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Gladiator" is a sci?nc? fiction nov?l writt?n by Am?rican author Philip Wyli?. This groundbr?aking work is oft?n consid?r?d on? of th? ?arli?st ?xampl?s of th? sup?rh?ro g?nr? and has had a profound influ?nc? on th? d?v?lopm?nt of mod?rn sup?rh?ro fiction. Th? nov?l t?lls th? story of Hugo Dann?r, a man born with sup?rhuman abiliti?s du? to a sci?ntific ?xp?rim?nt conduct?d by his fath?r. Dann?r poss?ss?s imm?ns? str?ngth, n?ar invuln?rability, and th? pow?r to l?ap gr?at distanc?s, making him a r?al-lif? "sup?rman" in th? ?y?s of th? world. How?v?r, his ?xtraordinary abiliti?s com? with a h?avy burd?n, as h? grappl?s with qu?stions of id?ntity, r?sponsibility, and th? cons?qu?nc?s of his pow?rs. Wyli?'s "Gladiator" ?xplor?s th? moral and ?thical implications of having god-lik? abiliti?s in a world unpr?par?d for th?m. Hugo Dann?r's journ?y from a small-town boy to a r?luctant h?ro s?rv?s as a r?fl?ction on pow?r, isolation, and th? human condition. Th? nov?l's impact on popular cultur? is significant. It laid th? foundation for many sup?rh?ro arch?typ?s and th?m?s that continu? to dominat? comic books and sup?rh?ro movi?s to this day. "Gladiator" is a pion??ring work that push?d th? boundari?s of sci?nc? fiction and h?lp?d shap? th? sup?rh?ro g?nr?, l?aving an ?nduring l?gacy in th? world of sp?culativ? fiction.

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Philip Wylie

Philip Gordon Wylie (May 12, 1902 – October 25, 1971) was an American author who wrote on everything from pulp science fiction to mysteries, social diatribes, and satire, as well as ecology and the fear of nuclear war. Wylie was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, the son of Presbyterian preacher Edmund Melville Wylie and novelist Edna Edwards, who died when Philip was five years old. Later, his family relocated to Montclair, New Jersey. From 1920 through 1923, Wylie attended Princeton University. Wylie produced hundreds of articles, novels, serials, short stories, syndicated newspaper columns, and works of social commentary as a fiction and nonfiction writer. While in Hollywood, he also wrote screenplays, worked as an editor for Farrar & Rinehart, was a member of the Dade County, Florida Defense Council, was a director of the Lerner Marine Laboratory, and was an adviser to the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy, which resulted in the establishment of the Atomic Energy Commission. As a result of his studies and interests in biology, ethnology, physics, and psychology, the majority of Wylie's main writings feature critical, though frequently philosophical, views on man and society. At least nine films have been made based on Wylie's novels or novellas. He sold the rights to two further films that were never made.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 196Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359322849
  • ISBN-13:9789359322841
  • Item Weight: 294g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.1mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General