Punch,  13 (1847), 198.

Animal Magnetism

G P R James


Letter, Spoof


Animal Magnetism, Mesmerism, Publishing

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    Notes that Alexandre D D P Dumas resolved never to believe in animal magnetism until he put some somnambulist to sleep 'without his being aware of my intention'. The writer adds that, coincidentally, in his last novel he 'put hundreds to sleep without even my publisher knowing my intention'.

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