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Fri, Apr. 15th, 2005 01:59 am
These books are supposedly banned in the U.S.A
Bold the ones you have read

#1 The Bible parts of it
#2 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
#3 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
#4 The Koran That's really pathetic and I've only read parts
#5 Arabian Nights
#6 Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
#7 Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
#8 Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
#9 Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

#10 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
#11 The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
#12 Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#13 Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank again, seriously fucked up
#14 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
#15 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
#16 Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
#17 Dracula by Bram Stoker
#18 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin

#19 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
#20 Essays by Michel de Montaigne
#21 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
#22 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

#23 Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
#24 Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
#25 Ulysses by James Joyce

#26 Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
#27 Animal Farm by George Orwell I love this book! What is wrong with this country!
#28 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
#29 Candide by Voltaire
#30 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
#31 Analects by Confucius

#32 Dubliners by James Joyce
#33 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck love this book
#34 Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
#35 Red and the Black by Stendhal
#36 Das Kapital by Karl Marx
#37 Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire
#38 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
#39 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
#40 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
#41 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
#42 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
#43 Jungle by Upton Sinclair
#44 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

#45 Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
#46 Lord of the Flies by William Golding another awsome book
#47 Diary by Samuel Pepys
#48 Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
#49 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
#50 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
#51 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak #52 Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
#53 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

#54 Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
#55 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
#56 Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
#57 Color Purple by Alice Walker

#58 Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
#59 Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
#60 Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
#61 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
#62 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#63 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
#64 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

#66 Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#67 Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
#68 Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
#69 The Talmud
Why the fuck would this be banned? Why the fuck would ANY of these books be banned if this list is true?! And just parts....it would take YEARS to read it all
#70 Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#71 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
#72 Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
#73 American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
#74 Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
#75 A Separate Peace by John Knowles
#76 Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
#77 Red Pony by John Steinbeck

#78 Popol Vuh
#79 Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
#80 Satyricon by Petronius
#81 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
#82 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
#83 Black Boy by Richard Wright
#84 Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
#85 Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
#86 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
#87 Metaphysics by Aristotle
#88 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

#89 Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin
#90 Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
#91 Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
#92 Sanctuary by William Faulkner
#93 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
#94 Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
#95 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
#96 Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
#97 General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
#98 Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
#99 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
#100 Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
#101 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
#102 Emile Jean by Jacques Rousseau
#103 Nana by Emile Zola
#104 Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
#105 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
#106 Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#107 Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
#108 Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
#109 Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
#110 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes| didn't notice this book. I LOVE this novel!

If this list is true then this country is more fucked up then I thought. Seriously, it's just....sad

Hopefully this list is wrong :(

Current Mood: shocked


Kelly Tina... a.k.a. Greedz
Fri, Apr. 15th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)

Where did you find this list Sara? I've read at least half the list and most were required reading in school :\

I know why some of them are banned... Huck Fin and Tom Sawyer are for the word nigger in the text... so I would assume that's why Malcome X's is as well (didn't read so I don't know). That floor's me that Maya Angelou has a book on the list... but I think the N wod is in that one as well...

Leaves of gras... LMAO I did my senior paper on that book... opps.

And if they are banned on the use of words like the N word, then Native Son needs to be on there...

Agent 27
Fri, Apr. 15th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)

I found it somewhere here on lj. I said I wasn't sure if it were true.

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Kelly Tina... a.k.a. Greedz
Fri, Apr. 15th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)

I do know that some of the books listed are in fact banned. And the ones that I know are, are because of the use of the N word.

Some of those titles shocked me... but I wouldn't be surprised if they are banned. :\

US ~ home of the free... NOT

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Fri, Apr. 15th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)

Some of those are questionable.

But 90% of those are not banned in the U.S.A. They MIGHT, however, be banned in public school systems as required reading. Although, I'm pretty damned sure we read Tom Sawyer in ninth grade...no wait...I'm positive because I recall him saying something about the word nigger being in there and if we were offended we didn't have to read that chapter or page or something.

Fri, Apr. 15th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)

Oh, and William Faulkner was banned at one time when he first came out for a short while but I know for a fact he isn't anymore because he was required reading for my Introduction to Literary Studies during my Fall semester at WCCC.

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Agent 27
Fri, Apr. 15th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)

ooo that might be the case...I read Huckleberry Finn in school too. I had no problem reading it...because it's literature.
We also had to read parts out loud. I just replated nigger (shudder) with niger (African country)
Made me feel a bit better not saying the word.

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Jessi (Yoda to some)
Sat, Apr. 16th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)

I've read a bunch of those, and loved most of them... I think maybe those are books that were banned at one point in time but may not be anymore...I know for a lot of those that is the case, unless maybe they are banned in like...one county in one state or something...

Sat, Apr. 16th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)

there are always morons ready to ban books.

quite a few books on that list deal with sex, racism, political questioning, and religion. the list doesn't really surprise me.

i can see handmaid's tale being banned cause margaret atwood sucks. depending on when the books were banned would tell a great deal about american society at that point. i'm amazed that those books have been unbanned considering some of the scary shit i've seen coming out of your country. anything that deals with undermining society/government, questions the existence of god/validity of religion, etc. would be suspect in the eyes of the people who busy now trying to get evolutionary FACT out of schools in favour of creation FANTASY... who want the old testament used as a "reference tool" by jurors when recommending sentencing for criminals...

canterbury tales contains a lot of sexual inuendo and critique of the church and its practices. gargantua and pantagruel is a scathing satire of the whole of society, tom jones is full of sex and satire, gulliver's travels critiques society and various members within it... most of the choices just show ignorance. parts of the bible being banned probably just means they took out parts they wanted to ignore based on agendas at the time. i'm amazed the list isn't longer.