What literary piece should I pick for English class?

For English class, we simply have to pick a novel that is established in the literary world in order to write an essay on it. i'm having trouble because I'm not exactly thrilled with novels like that, and I want a novel to fit my genre. I normally enjoy books that have a lot of murder, blood, and sex. More into the slasher novel than anything. What established literary work could I read, be interested in, and not be extremely bored to?Cannot use Thomas Harris or Dan Brown novels

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4 Answers to “What literary piece should I pick for English class?”

  1. alabarch says:

    Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”?

  2. monotypes says:

    I think I have an answer that’ll appeal to your needs? Frankenstein by, Mary Shelley?

  3. hyporchematic says:

    I assume you’re going to have to seek your instructor’s approval on a case-by-case basis, right?Titles you might like whose establishment in the literary world might satisfy your teacher:”Crash” by J.G. Ballard”The Virgin Suicides” Jeffrey Eugenides”Requiem for a dream” – Hubert Selby Jr”We Were the Mulvaneys” Joyce Carol Oates”Girl Interrupted” – Susanna Kaysen”A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess”Caveman’s Valentine” George Dawes

  4. paragraphism says:

    You could try The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis, a Gothic novel published in 1796. It certainly has lots of gore and sex, murder, rape, torture, etc. Criticized as horrible and blasphemous from the start, it was still acknowledged as a work of genius.