Poevember: THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR

"Of course I shall not pretend to consider it any matter for wonder, that the extraordinary case of M. Valdemar has excited discussion." The narrator of Poe's short story "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" is fascinated by mesmerism, an early form of hypnotism. His ultimate goal is to attempt to mesmerize someone …