The Pit and The Pendulum - Edgar Allan Poe - 1842
One of the excerpts I've been assigned to is The Pit and The Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe, a famous American writer who's fasicnation included darker themed stories. This particular book is set during the Spanish Inquisition and is a first hand account of a prisoner.
I was hoping for a much more positive book as this excerpt is depressing lol and I don't look forward to researching the dark twisted history from this era but It will be fun to try and express this in my work. From here I will research the time period, prisons etc and build it from there really.