The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar  

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"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe about a mesmerist who puts a man in a suspended hypnotic state at the moment of death. An example of a tale of suspense and horror, it is also, to a certain degree, a hoax as it was published without claiming to be fictional, and many at the time of publication (1845), took to be a factual account. Poe toyed with this for a while before admitting it was a work of pure fiction in his "Marginalia".



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