The Literary Characters Of Stephen King's Literature

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Since 2015, mystery, thriller, and crime books are the most popular to read at a rate of 47% (Leading Books). After Stephen King’s parents separated, Stephen and his brother lived with their mom in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father’s family was at the time. At age 12, he and his family moved back to Durham, where he was born, to take care of his grandparents. It was there that King graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1966, going on to graduate from the University of Maine at Orono. During his college years, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, and later for men’s magazines. In the fall of 1971 King started working at the Hampden Academy High School as an English teacher. While King was there, he wrote his first book Carrie, which soon led to him quitting his job so that he could become a full-time author. Although he is known for his horror stories, King has also written comedies, mysteries, and romance novels ( Critics think that all of this has led up to why he has become one of the biggest household names in the world. Stephen King revolutionized the entertainment industry through his writing and influential power. Stephen King has changed the way people view horror by bringing in factors to show horror in a way that has never been seen before. “King’s writing has always displayed significant literary qualities, particularly ongoing literary themes that have shaped how we understand horror as well as ourselves” (Romano). He
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