Where Dark Shadows Play (Classic Reprint)

Where Dark Shadows Play (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Where Dark Shadows Play History is largely the biography of men and women concerned in it; Fiction consists of the frag mentary descriptions of real or fancied characters; Science is most interesting and useful as it treats of the effects of the elements upon human beings; The Drama is Biography in letters of flesh and blood and Poetry is or should be the Biography of the brain, heart, and soul, condensed and intensified. Not only is the study of man the proper one of mankind, but it is the solace - the instruction the principal amusement. Even Gossip - that favorite tongue-literature of the illiterate - consists largely of the biography of their neighbors.vi introduction. Biography, in general, is Of two classes: that given by another, and that written by the character himself. In the latter case, as we all know, it is called Autobiography. This seems to me to be the more interesting, as it is the rarer, of the two. Very few of the millions who have lived since Earth was made have favored us with a record of their own lives. Even that kind of Autobiography for exceedingly private circulation - the Diary - seldom survives Jan uary. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 195g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243185081
  • 9780243185085