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01 March 2005 @ 10:41 am
Banned books meme  
A lit of the 110 most banned books. Bold the ones you've read completely, italicize the ones you've partially read.

  1. The Bible
  2. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  4. The Koran
  5. Arabian Nights
  6. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  7. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  8. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Prologue)
  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
  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
  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
  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 - I may have completed this, but I can't remember
  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
  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
  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. 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 Burges
  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
Guess I'm not that well-read, at least with regards to "subversive" literature.

EDIT: Missed a couple
 
 
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russgoulo on March 1st, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
Screw the underline/italicize stuff. Here's my extracted list:

Partly read:
# The Bible
# The Koran
# Arabian Nights
# Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Prologue)
# Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
# Essays by Michel de Montaigne
# Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
# Ulysses by James Joyce (like many, I bogged down after the first couple chapters; twice in my life)
# Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (I've read a lot of the stories but not all)
# Das Kapital by Karl Marx
# Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx (I also have an Esperanto translation I keep meaning to start)
# Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
# Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
# Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
# Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Fully read:
# Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
# Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (and one day I will read it in Spanish, I hope)
# Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
# Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
# Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
# The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
# Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
# Dracula by Bram Stoker (I've read this at least 3 times!)
# Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
# To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
# Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
# Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
# Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
# Separate Peace by John Knowles
# Red Pony by John Steinbeck
# Satyricon by Petronius
# Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
# Metaphysics by Aristotle
# Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
# As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
# General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
# Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Random trivia:
# Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (a friend just bought an Esperanto translation at the Anne Frank museum in Netherlands)
Justin Grahamstr1 on March 1st, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
The thing I don't get is that a lot of those books really aren't that offensive, or at least they weren't offensive enough to be banned by my school system. 1984 and To Kill a Mockingbird were both part of my high school curriculum, as were Flowers for Algernon and text from Anne Frank's diary, among others.

And why is Arabian Nights underlined?
gwallagwalla on March 1st, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
Whoops, that's supposed to be italics.

And yeah, some of these are real head-scratchers.
Dansimon_jester on March 1st, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)
Wow. For a list of the most-banned books, I'm amazed at how many of these were required reading (and how many more were available for extra credit) at Columbia City high School. Chalk one up for the old alma mater.
Alun Clewealun_clewe on March 2nd, 2005 08:46 am (UTC)
A lot of them were required reading at my high school, too. In most high schools, probably, nowadays. I think their "most banned" status stems mostly from earlier in the twentieth century. In more recent decades, a lot of the formerly banned books have become common parts of standard curricula.
Dansimon_jester on March 2nd, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I suppose you're right. These days it's The Chronicles of Narnia and anything by Hunter S. Thompson.