The Societal Obsession of Horror

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Edward Cave was a printer for the educated of London and aspired to create a medium that would encompass a variety of subjects. And in January of 1731, he did just that; Cave coined magazine (English terminology) the “Traders Monthly Intelligencer” or “The Gentlemen’s Magazine”. He intended that the magazine would arm gentlemen intellectually, a storehouse of information if you will. Although the intent was noble, the first issue…