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Herbert George Wells: The Triumphs of a Taxidermist

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Politics, Classic

Herbert George Wells was a prominent English writer who worked in a wide range of genres, but he is mostly known for his science-fiction novels, such as 'The Time Machine', 'The Invisible Man', and 'The War Of The Worlds'. 
'The Triumphs of a Taxidermist' is a short story written by Wells that appears to be a concealed satire on the English society, stressing the the theme of human cynicism. The main character doesn't have a name, which is a typical feature of many of Well's works. In the story the Taxidemist boasts about his achievements, which he sees as things he can be proud of... but to a reader they seem very strange. For example he has stuffed a black man in such a way he can use it as a clothes rack. He tells about those works that are fake and the idea of faking things appeals to him.

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