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The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar | Study Guide

Edgar Allan Poe

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Overview

Author

Edgar Allan Poe

Year Published

1845

Type

Short Story

Genre

Horror

Perspective and Narrator

"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" is told from a third-person limited point of view through the perspective of the Mesmerist.

Tense

Poe's short story is told in the past tense.

About the Title

"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" refers to the particular events that occur between the Mesmerist and his patient Monsieur Valdemar when the Mesmerist puts him in a trance-like state at the moment of his death. Although the story is fiction, the title reveals how the narrative is told from an investigative perspective as the Mesmerist presents the "facts" of what transpires.

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