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Benu Athanasia "Benu Athanasia"
The list author says: "Books that have been banned, censored, burned, and challenged that NEED to be read.
Explanations curtesy of the Forbidden Library http://title.forbiddenlibrary.com/
Also, the Bible and Talmud should be on the list, but the Listmania! search tool was not any help in finding either...WTF M8?"
1984 (Signet Classics)
"Challenged in the Jackson County, Fla. (1981) because the novel is "pro-communist and contained explicit sexual matter.""
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Signet Classics)
"Removed from the seventh grade curriculum in the West Chester, Pa. schools (1994) after parents complained that it is too full of racially charged language."
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Signet Classics)
"Banned in China (1931) for portraying animals and humans on the same level, "Animals should not use human language.""
The Analects (Penguin Classics)
"The first ruler of the Chin Dynasty ordered all books relating to the teachings of Confucius burned."
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
One Thousand and One Arabian Nights (Oxford Story Collections)
"It was confiscated in Cairo, Egypt (1985), on the grounds that it contained obscene passages which posed a threat to the country's moral fabric."
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
The Canterbury Tales
The Catcher in the Rye
The Color Purple
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
A Doll's House (Dover Thrift Editions)
"Four members of the Alabama State Textbook Committe (1983) called for the rejection of this work because it propagates feminist views."
"Placed on the Index in Madrid for the sentence, "Works of charity negligently performed are of no worth.""
The Egypt Game
Gone with the Wind
The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)
Gulliver's Travels (Signet Classics)
"Denounced as wicked and obscene in Ireland (1726), which was no doubt the effect Swift was going for."
The Happy Prince and Other Fairy Tales (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)
"Challenged at the Springfield, Oreg. Public Library (1988) because the stories were "distressing and morbid.""
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
"This book gets challenged quite often, due to the poet's descriptions of being raped as a young girl."
The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)
"Ban lifted by the Spanish Index in 1790. Restricted to students of history in the USSR (1926)."
Le Morte D'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table (Signet Classics)
"Challenged as required reading at the Pulaski County High School in Somerset, Ky. (1997) because it is "junk.""
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)
"Challenged in the Howard County, Md. school system (1990) because it depicts "graphic violence, mysticism, and gore.""
Little House in the Big Woods
The Martian Chronicles (The Grand Master Editions)
My Friend Flicka
"Plato suggested expurgating it for immature readers (387 B.C.) and Caligula tried to suppress it because it expressed Greek ideals of freedom."
The Origin of Species
"Banned from Trinity College in Cambridge, UK (1859); Yugoslavia (1935); Greece (1937). The teaching of evolution was prohibited in Tennessee from 1925-1967."
Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics)
"Listed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum in Rome (1758)."
A Raisin in the Sun
"The Ogden, Utah School District (1979) restricted circulation of Hansberry's play in response to criticism from an anti-pornography organization."
The Satanic Verses: A Novel (Bestselling Backlist)
Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
To Kill a Mockingbird
Twelth Night or What You Will
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Wordsworth Classics)
"Challenged in the Waukegan, Ill. School District (1984) because the novel contains the word "nigger.""
Vasilissa the Beautiful (Creative Short Stories)
"Challenged at the Mena, Ark. schools (1990) because the book contains "violence, voodoo, and cannibalism.""
Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings of D. T. Suzuki
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