120 Banned Books

ISBN-10: 0816082324

ISBN-13: 9780816082322

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, Dawn B. Sova

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From Gossip Girl to The Kite Runner—a completely updated look at the history of censorship in world literature.Praise for the previous editions: "A must-have for all of us who enjoy the right to choose what we read."—Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties UnionThroughout history, nations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Although the literary merit of the majority of these books has been proven time and time again, censorship efforts are still in place today. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud, Ulysses to the Harry Potter series, The Canterbury Tales to The Bell Jar, this revised edition examines the many struggles these books faced in order to be read.Tracing the censorship histories of 120 works from across the world, 120 Banned Books, Second Edition provides a summary of each work, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading. Many new titles have been added to reflect some of the controversies in recent years, and updates have been made to existing entries on such classic books as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird.New entries include:The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (banned on social grounds)The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (banned on religious grounds)Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea (banned on political grounds)Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar (banned on sexual grounds)His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (banned on religious grounds)The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (banned on social grounds)and many more.
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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Nicholas Karolides is Professor of English and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

William Holmes Honan was born in Manhattan, New York on May 11, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Oberlin College in 1952 and a master's degree in drama from the University of Virginia in 1955. Before working at The New York Times, he was an associate editor at Newsweek, an assistant editor at The New Yorker, and the editor of The Villager. He started working for The Times in 1969 and retired in 2000. He was the editor of the Arts and Leisure section of the newspaper from 1974 to 1982. He also wrote several books including Visions of Infamy: The Untold Story of How Journalist Hector C. Bywater Devised the Plans That Led to Pearl Harbor and Treasure Hunt: A New York Times Reporter Tracks the Quedlinburg Hoard. He died from cardiac arrest on April 28, 2014 at the age of 83.Dawn B. Sova is the author of Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Agatha Christie A to Z. She also co-author of 100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature. She teaches English at Monclair State University and lives in Garfield, NJ.

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Appointment
Black Boy
Burger's Daughter
Bus Stop (Chezhan)
The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up
Doctor Zhivago
The Fugitive (Perburuan)
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Girls of Riyadh
The Grapes of Wrath
The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
I Am the Cheese
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse Peter
Johnny Got His Gun
Kiss of the Spider Woman
The Manifesto of the Communist Party
Mein Kampf
My Brother Sam Is Dead James
Novel Without a Name
The Prince (II Principe)
El Se?or Presidente
Slaughterhouse-Five: Or, the Children's Crusade, a Duty Dance with Death
The Things They Carried
Uncle Tom's Cabin
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in The Conquered City Anonymous
Literature Suppressed on religious Grounds
The Age of Reason
The Bible
The Cartoons That Shook the World
Children of the Alley Naguib Mahfouz
Christianity Restored
Church: Charism and Power: Liberation Theology and the Institutional Church
Concerning Heretics
The Da Vinci Code
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World
His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book I: The Golden Compass
Impressions Reading Series
Infallible? An Inquiry
The Jewel of Medina
The Koran (Qur'an)
Lajja (Shame)
The Last Temptation of Christ
The New Testament
Ninety-five Theses
Oliver Twist
On the Infinite Universe and Worlds
On the Origin of Species
The Satanic Verses
Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India
The Talmud
The Witches
Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran
Zhuan Falun: The Complete Teachings of Falun Gong
Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds
Always Running?La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Liu's T
Bless Me, Ultima
The Bluest Eye
The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Epic of Gilgamesh Unknown
Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
Flowers for Algernon
The Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs dumal)
Gossip Girl Series
The Handmaid's Tale
How the Garc?a Girls Lost Their Accents
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Madame Bovary
Native Son
The Perks of Being a Wall flower
Rabbit, Run
The Rainbow
Snow Falling on Cedars
Song of Solomon
Sophie's Choice
less of The D'urbervilles
Their Eyes Were Watching God
This Boy's Life
Twilight Series
Women in Love
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
And Tango Makes Three
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X, with
The Bell Jar
Brave New World
The Canterbury Tales
The Catcher in the Rye J. D.
The Color Purple
Ray Bradbury
A Farewell to Arms
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Gorillas in the Mist
The Great
Heather Has Two Mommies
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
The Kite Runner
Leaves of Grass
Lord of the Flies
Of Mice and Men
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
A Separate Peace
The Sun Also Rises
To Kill A Mockingbird
Welcome to the Monkey House Kurt
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