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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
Portrait of the Artist
Ulysses

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.
Lysistrata
Fanny Hill
Decameron
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.
Andersonville
Daddy's Roommate
Annie on My Mind
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."
Don't Call Me Brother
Jerusalem Delivered
Dictionary of American Slang
Leaves of Grass

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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".
Don Quixote
Analects
Arabian Nights
Brave New World

 


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