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Isbn: 978-87-2829-318-8
Publisher: Saga Egmont
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Accessible since: May 2022


The Triumphs of a Taxidermist

Who would have known that 'the father of Science Fiction' also wrote satire about stuffed animals?

H.G. Wells' short story 'The Triumphs of a Taxidermist' was first published anonymously in 1894 and reprinted in 'The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents' a year later. 'The Triumphs of a Taxidermist' sees the character Bellows visit a friend, the titular Taxidermist, who enthusiastically recounts tales of forgery, crime, and far-fetched claims to fame from his career in this humorous and satirical look at English culture.

H.G. Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific writer and the author of more than 50 novels. In addition, we wrote more than 60 short stories, alongside various scientific papers. Many of his most famous works have been adapted for film and television, including ‘The Time Machine,’ starring Guy Pearce, ‘War of the Worlds,’ starring Tom Cruise, and ‘The Invisible Man,’ starring Elizabeth Moss. Because of his various works exploring futuristic themes, Wells is regarded as one of the ‘Fathers of Science Fiction.’

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