Fishpond Gift Vouchers - Let them choose!

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

The Shadow-Show
By

Rating
Excerpt from The Shadow-Show This world of ours is the Shadow-Show. We men and women are the silhouettes on the curtain. Adjusted to hidden wires by the finest mechanism, we are seen to be dancing furiously; and this we call life. A Shadow-Show indeed! And the sense of our unreality at times overpowering. What are we? Whence do we come? What does it all mean? The stage is fantastic, and the players; the only real thing is that mechanism of wires which science calls the "reign of law." "For man is man, and master of his fate," sings the poet, and Smiles, Lubbock, and other genial and wealthy persons chortle in the same strain. But old Omar knew better, and men of the calibre of AEschylus and Shakespeare and Ibsen have always known; free-will is very nearly an illusion. We are puppets. We are the sum of all dead men, the sport of all past happenings. We are present links in the endless chain of cause and effect, and as our structure is, so does our life inexorably unfold. 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."
Product Details
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Travel » General
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Shadow-Show (Classic Reprint) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top