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100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature


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Publisher:Checkmark Books, 1999



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Throughout history, writers have had their works of literature and social, political, and religious thought censored in the United States and around the world. 100 Banned Books profiles 25 well-known, often classic works in each of these categories that have especially significant censorship histories. Each clearly written entry in this eye-opening book gives readers a summary of the work, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading.

Among the works covered are: Political Grounds: Animal Farm, Dr. Zhivago, The Grapes of Wrath, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and more Religious Grounds: The Bible, The Koran, The Talmud, Oliver Twist, and more Sexual Grounds: Lolita, Madame Bovary, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Ulysses, and more Social Grounds: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Canterbury Tales, Black Like Me, and more.

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