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Banned Books 29 March, 2005

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From the OCLC, here be a list of the titles that have both made it to the OCLC Top 1000 list and been banned according to the 4 volumes in the Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature series.

In the interests of seeing how erudite you are (or not, as the case may be), this has been doing the email rounds:

1) Put in bold the ones you’ve read completely.
2) Italicize the ones you’ve read excerpts or abridged versions of or which you recall having started to read and never finished.

#1 The Bible

#2 Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)

#3 Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)

#4 The Koran

#5 Arabian Nights

#6 Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)

#7 Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift)

#8 Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)

#9 Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

#10 Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman)

#11 Prince (Niccolò Machiavelli)

#12 Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)

#13 Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)

#14 Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)

#15 Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)

#16 Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)

#17 Dracula (Bram Stoker)

#18 Autobiography (Benjamin Franklin)

#19 Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)

#20 Essays (Michel de Montaigne)

#21 Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

#22 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edward Gibbon)

#23 Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)

#24 Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)

#25 Ulysses (James Joyce)

#26 Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio)

#27 Animal Farm (George Orwell)

#28 Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)

#29 Candide (Voltaire)

#30 To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

#31 Analects (Confucius)

#32 Dubliners (James Joyce)

#33 Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)

#34 Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)

#35 Red and the Black (Stendhal)

#36 Das Kapital (Karl Marx)

#37 Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire)

#38 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

#39 Lady Chatterley’s Lover (D. H. Lawrence)

#40 Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

#41 Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser)

#42 Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)

#43 Jungle (Upton Sinclair)

#44 All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)

#45 Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx)

#46 Lord of the Flies (William Golding)

#47 Diary (Samuel Pepys)

#48 Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)

#49 Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)

#50 Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)

#51 Doctor Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)

#52 Critique of Pure Reason (Immanuel Kant)

#53 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kesey)

#54 Praise of Folly (Desiderius Erasmus)

#55 Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)

#56 Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X)

#57 The Color Purple (Alice Walker)

#58 Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)

#59 Essay Concerning Human Understanding (John Locke)

#60 Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)

#61 Moll Flanders (Daniel Defoe)

#62 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

#63 East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

#64 Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)

#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)

#66 Confessions (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

#67 Gargantua and Pantagruel (François Rabelais)

#68 Leviathan (Thomas Hobbes)

#69 Talmud

#70 Social Contract (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

#71 Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)

#72 Women in Love (D. H. Lawrence)

#73 American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)

#74 Mein Kampf (Adolf Hitler)

#75 Separate Peace (John Knowles)

#76 The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)

#77 Red Pony (John Steinbeck)

#78 Popol Vuh

#79 Affluent Society (John Kenneth Galbraith)

#80 Satyricon (Petronius)

#81 James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)

#82 Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)

#83 Black Boy (Richard Wright)

#84 Spirit of the Laws (Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu)

#85 Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)

#86 Julie of the Wolves (Jean Craighead George)

#87 Metaphysics (Aristotle)

#88 Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

#89 Institutes of the Christian Religion (Jean Calvin)

#90 Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)

#91 The Power and the Glory (Graham Greene)

#92 Sanctuary (William Faulkner)

#93 As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)

#94 Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin)

#95 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (William Steig)

#96 Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

#97 General Introduction to Psychoanalysis (Sigmund Freud)

#98 A Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

#99 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Alexander Brown)

#100 A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)

#101 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (Ernest J. Gaines)

#102 Émile (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

#103 Nana (Émile Zola)

#104 Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)

#105 Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)

#106 Gulag Archipelago (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

#107 Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert A. Heinlein)

#108 Day No Pigs Would Die (Robert Peck)

#109 Ox-Bow Incident (Walter Van Tilburg Clark)

#110 Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)

Eeeeh, that’s a bit poor isn’t it.

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Comments»

1. Christopher Carter - 29 March, 2005

Mind you, Uncle Tom’s Cabin ought to be banned on the grounds that it’s the worst fucking thing I’ve ever had the misfortune to read…

2. monopod - 29 March, 2005

I don’t remember a single thing about Uncle Tom’s Cabin apart from the fact that I know I read a bit of it in some distant past. I may not pick it up again if your testimony is anything to go by…


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