Edgar Allan Poe : i coudn’t only pick one story by Edgar Allan Poe because he is my favorite writer of all time. He is my biggest inspiration. His writing is beautiful. His stories are creepy and fantastic. Just read one of his short stories. Pick the one you want. It’s all amazing.
The Strange case of Dr. jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Stevenson : “In this harrowing tale of good and evil, the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that unleashes his secret, inner persona—the loathsome, twisted Mr. Hyde.” (Goodreads)
Hamlet – Shakespeare : “Hamlet is the story of the Prince of Denmark who learns of the death of his father at the hands of his uncle, Claudius. Claudius murders Hamlet’s father, his own brother, to take the throne of Denmark and to marry Hamlet’s widowed mother. Hamlet is sunk into a state of great despair as a result of discovering the murder of his father and the infidelity of his mother. Hamlet is torn between his great sadness and his desire for the revenge of his father’s murder.” (Goodreads)
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde : “Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. ” (goodreads)
The Stranger – Albert Camus : “Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed “the nakedness of man faced with the absurd.” (Goodreads)
Cyrano De Bergerac – Edmond Rostand : “This is Edmond Rostand’s immortal play in which chivalry and wit, bravery and love are forever captured in the timeless spirit of romance. Set in Louis XIII’s reign, it is the moving and exciting drama of one of the finest swordsmen in France, gallant soldier, brilliant wit, tragic poet-lover with the face of a clown.” (goodreads)