Stephen King: The Impact Of Stephen King

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The Impact of Stephen King As Stephen King once said, “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” Stephen King, an american horror author, is considered by the masses to be one of the most influential authors of the late nineteenth and twentieth century. With at least 136 works from novels to novellas written, King has left a lasting impact on everyone all around the world. King combined horror with mystery to give readers a story to remember. Kings books not only appear in almost every library, but are shown through movies ranging from The Shining (1980) to It (2017). King was placed number one on New York Times best-seller list before the book It was officially published. King is not only recognized for his unforgettable horror stories, but how he…show more content…
His characters are usually ordinary, everyday people with problems readers see in their own lives. King uses his own life in characters as well, showing the hardships he went through before being famous. Thanks to Stephen King’s works, writers all over the globe have improved their own writing, creating a more enjoyable experience for readers everywhere. Stephen King is one of the most influential authors from the late nineteenth century to present day through works such as Bag of Bones and Full Dark, No Stars which has largely impacted American culture and continue to inspire people today. Stephen King once lived in a trailer barely getting through life, yet now is a multimillionaire as one of the greatest horror authors to ever live. Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21st 1947. King’s father, Donald, abandoned the family when he was only three years old, leaving him and his older brother to be raised by Mrs. King. In a biography, it is stated, “He and His brother
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