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    Why Are Horror Novels Frowned Upon?

    Horror literature traces back to the early days of man, to the Bible, and to early works all over the world. One could say as long as humans have existed, so did horror. The earliest men told scary stories around a campfire fire to keep their kids in line or to get a fright out of their friends. It was good fun. As horror novels progressed, it shifted, evolved, and changed to the culture. It wasn’t until the 19th and 20th century that the horror novel had a wide audience. H.P. Lovecraft, Mary Shelly, Edgar Allan Poe, and many others molded and crafted horror novels from folktales and their own…