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Banned Books

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Good literature hasn't always had the admiration it now enjoys. Today we consider a lot of books edifying and wise, but in the past they may have been regarded as immoral and obscene.

Question 1:


This book by James Joyce was forbidden by the US authorities for 15 years, because it was considered obsene. The ban was lifted in 1933.
Fanny Hill
Dubliners
Ulysses
Portrait of the Artist

Question 2:


This book about the life of a prostitute was written by John Cleland. It has been banned in the past due to frank sexual descriptions.
Decameron
Lysistrata
Fanny Hill
Candide

Question 3:


This book tells the story of two women who meet and fall in love with each other. They openly declare their homosexuality to family and friends. That's why the Kansas school system ordered the removal of all copies of this book from high school libraries.
Daddy's Roommate
Annie on My Mind
Andersonville
Catch 22

Question 4:


This book led Austin Miles to the courts in 1992. Miles was sued because his book was "...a vitriolic attack upon organized Christianity."
Dictionary of American Slang
Leaves of Grass
Jerusalem Delivered
Don't Call Me Brother

Question 5:


This book by Judy Blume was censored as it discussed adolescent sexuality in too much detail.
Lolita
Freedom and Order
Forever
Grapes of Wrath

Question 6:


This book by George Orwell was banned as it was "pro-communist".
Coming Up for Air
1984
The Sun Also Rises
Deliverance

Question 7:


This Lewis Carroll's work was banned in China because in it humans and animals used the same language.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Hunting of the Snark
Sylvie and Bruno
Through The Looking Glass

Question 8:


Its translation into local languages was forbidden in Burma.
Arabian Nights
The Quran
The Bible
The Cabala

Question 9:


This book was censored in 1985 in Cairo, Egypt as "it contained obscene passages which posed a threat to the country's moral fabric".
Analects
Brave New World
Arabian Nights
Don Quixote

 


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