Banned Books

A banned book is one that has been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom because of its controversial content. In some cases, banned books of the past have been burned and/or refused publication. Possession of banned books has at times been regarded as an act of treason or heresy, which was punishable by death, torture, prison time, or other acts of retribution.

Since there is a large number of banned books, some publishers have specialized in them.

Books are still banned in the 2010s. Nowhere in the world can everything be published, although the prohibitions vary str
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New Releases Tagged "Banned Books"

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The Collectors (His Dark Materials, #0.6)
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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Captain Underpants, #9)
גדר חיה
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (Captain Underpants, #10)
A Birthday Cake for George Washington
Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Green Illusions
Who's in My Family?: All About Our Families
The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age
Wake the Wicked
I Am Jazz
Into the River
The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Brave New World
Fahrenheit 451
1984
Lord of the Flies
Animal Farm
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Of Mice and Men
Slaughterhouse-Five
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Lolita
The Handmaid's Tale
The Great Gatsby

Stephen King
If there's one American belief I hold above all others, it's that those who would set themselves up in judgment on matters of what is "right" and what is "best" should be given no rest; that they should have to defend their behavior most stringently. ... As a nation, we've been through too many fights to preserve our rights of free thought to let them go just because some prude with a highlighter doesn't approve of them." [Bangor Daily News, Guest Column of March 20, 1992]
Stephen King

Anaïs Nin
The important task of literature is to free man, not to censor him, and that is why Puritanism was the most destructive and evil force which ever oppressed people and their literature: it created hypocrisy, perversion, fears, sterility.
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 4: 1944-1947

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