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

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About A Silence In Literature is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Yugoslavia in 1951.

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Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Fr... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books

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Big River, Big Sea - Untold St... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books

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Borstal Boy is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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) 14 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) 15 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Voltaire - Banned in USA in 1930.

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The Country Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Yugoslavia in 1963.

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The Da Vinci Code is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Dan Brown - Banned in Lebanon.

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Data Analysis Using Regression... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books

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The death of Lorca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Ian Gibson - Banned in Spain.

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Dianetics is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Russia.

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The Diary of Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich - Banned in Lebanon.

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Dictionary of Modern Serbo-Cro... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Yugoslavia in 1966.

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Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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) 26 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) 27 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Guatemala.

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Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Wom... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in U.S.A. In 1821 and 1963.

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The federal mafia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Irwin Schiff - Banned in U.S.A.

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The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Pramoedya Ananta Toer - Banned in Indonesia in 1950.

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In the First Circle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - Banned in U.S.S.R.

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Polsko-angielsko-niemiecki glo... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books

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The Grapes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Frank Galati - Banned in U.S.A.

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The Gulag Archipelago is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - Banned in U.S.S.R.

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How to Make Disposable Silence... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Australia.

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Howl is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Allen Ginsberg - Banned in 1957.

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Islam - A Concept of Political... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Maharashtra, India in 2007.

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July's People is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Nadine Gordimer - Banned in South Africa.

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Jinnah: India-Partition-Indepe... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Gujarat, India in 2009.

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Jinnah of Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Stanley Wolpert - Banned in Pakistan.

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Jæger – i krig med eliten is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books

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The King Never Smiles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Thailand.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
D. H. Lawrence - Banned in United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Lajja is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Taslima Nasrin - Banned in Bangladesh and India.

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The Story of Little Black Samb... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Helen Bannerman - Banned in Japan in 1988.

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Lolita is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov - Banned in France, the United Kingdom, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa.

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The Lonely Girl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Banned in Ireland in 1962.

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The Lottery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Paul Lamford - Banned in South Africa.

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Madame Bovary is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Gustave Flaubert

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Mein Kampf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 90+ Controversial Banned Books
Adolf Hitler - Banned in Germany.