Culture 90+ Controversial Banned Books  

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This list of banned books contains almost 100 banned books with pictures of their covers. Some of these books are challenged while others are flat-out contraband. You may even recognize some of the most frequently banned books you see on the news. The United States fortunately has few texts on this list and no books in the US are officially banned today. But not every country has an equivalent of the First Amendment. That said, schools in the US have effectively banned books in the past. This list is specifically books banned by governments. Some of them may be famous classics or even one of the top banned books in the world, but they are all unfortunate examples of censorship. Reading a banned book is one of the greatest forms of protest on Earth.

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A Feast for the Seaweeds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Egypt.

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Lewis Carroll, William Glennon
Banned in China in 1931.

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All Quiet on the Western Front is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Erich Maria Remarque
Banned in Germany.

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Bret Easton Ellis
Banned in Australia.

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Angaray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in India in 1936.

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Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
George Orwell
Banned in Kenya in 1991; Banned in United Arab Emirates in 2002.

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Areopagitica is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
John Milton
Banned in England.

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A Spoon on this Earth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in South Korea in 2008.

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Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Fr... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books

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Big River, Big Sea - Untold St... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books

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Borstal Boy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Brendan Behan
Banned in Ireland in 1958; Banned in Australia and New Zealand.

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Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Aldous Huxley
Banned in Ireland in 1932.

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Burger's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Nadine Gordimer
Banned in South Africa in 1979.

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Candide, ou l'Optimisme is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Voltaire
Banned in USA in 1930.

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The Country Girls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Edna O'Brien
Banned in Ireland in 1960.

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Curved River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Yugoslavia in 1963.

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The Da Vinci Code is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Dan Brown
Banned in Lebanon.

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Data Analysis Using Regression... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books

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The death of Lorca is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Ian Gibson
Banned in Spain.

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Dianetics is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Russia.

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The Diary of Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich
Banned in Lebanon.

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Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Boris Pasternak
Banned in U.S.S.R.

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Droll stories is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Honoré de Balzac
Banned in Canada in 1914; Banned in Ireland in 1953.

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The Devil's Discus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Rayne Kruger
Banned in Thailand in 2006.

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El Señor Presidente is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Guatemala.