An unnamed narrator performs a remarkable experiment when he hypnotizes a man In articulo mortisâ??at the point of death. Because the story wasnâ??t identified as fiction when it was first published in 1845, many readers believed Edgar Allan Poeâ??s sensational work to be a true account.
A pioneer of the short story genre, Poeâ??s stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. His better-known stories include â??The Fall of the House of Usherâ?, â??The Pit and the Pendulumâ?, â??The Murders in the Rue Morgueâ?, â??The Masque of the Red Deathâ? and â??The Tell-Tale Heartâ?.
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