Ralph Waldo EmersonExperience**
The Death of Mike Fink
(recorded by Joseph M. Field)**
Sarah Margaret Fuller
from Woman in the Nineteenth Century
Summer on the Lakes, in 1843
Edgar Allan Poe
Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar**
The Purloined Letter**
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