banned books

According to the American Library Association every year hundreds of attempts are made to remove literary classics from schools and libraries.

See: Banned Books and Why Censorship Makes Me Laugh

The following novels have been challenged or banned.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” — Harper Lee
“Lolita” — Vladmir Nabokov
“The Great Gatsby” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
“1984” — George Orwell
“The Sun Also Rises” — Ernest Hemingway
“The Grapes of Wrath” — John Steinbeck

“Beloved” — Toni Morrison
“Ulysses” — James Joyce
“Catcher in the Rye” — J.D. Salinger
“Catch-22” — Joseph Heller

“As I Lay Dying” — William Faulkner
“Song of Solomon” — Toni Morrison

“Their Eyes were Watching God” — Zora Neale Hurston
“Gone with the Wind” — Margaret Mitchell
“A Clockwork Orange” — Anthony Burgess
“A Farewell to Arms” — Ernest Hemingway
“Heart of Darkness” — Joseph Conrad
“Go Tell it on the Mountain” — James Baldwin
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” — Ken Kesey

“For Whom the Bell Tolls” — Ernest Hemingway
“The Call of the Wild” — Jack London
“Lady Chatterley’s Lover” — DH Lawrence
“All the King’s Men” — Robert Penn Warren
“The Jungle” — Upton Sinclair

“Satanic Verses” — Salman Rushdie
“Invisible Man” — Ralph Ellison
“In Cold Blood” — Truman Capote
“Sons and Lovers” — DH Lawrence

“Naked Lunch” — William S. Burroughs
“A Separate Peace” — John Knowles
“Cat’s Cradle” — Kurt Vonnegut
“Women in Love” — DH Lawrence
“The Naked and the Dead” – Norman Mailer

“An American Tragedy” — Theodore Dreiser
“Rabbit, Run” — John Updike
“Tropic of Cancer” — Henry Miller
“Native Son” — Richard Wright

My advice: start reading.

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