Banned and Challenged Books

Banned books are censored literature and don’t have free access because they are considered to have content with political, religious or moral motivations that is considered offensive by society at large.

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Literature Classics
Ernest Hemingway
Banned and Challenged Books

What is the irony in the novel Old Man and the Sea?

in the book the marlin is being eaten by sharks until just the bones are left. At the end of the book people just think the bones must be what's left of a shark

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Lord of the Flies
Banned and Challenged Books

When was the book Lord of the Flies banned?

"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding was challenged at the Duval County, Florida public school libraries (1992) because of profanity, lurid passages about sex and statements defamatory to minorities, God, women and the disabled. It was challenged, but retained on the ninth-grade accelerated English reading list in Bloomfield, New York (2000).

Lord of the Flies was a thinly-veiled indictment against the Christian Church. It wanted to show that religion was not really a civilizing factor. As proof, the religious group of boys are the ones who turn their little paradise into hell by introducing superstition, and then violence based on supposed "rightness". It is the religious boys, not the public school boys, who create the conditions for havoc and cruelty.

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Literature Classics
Ernest Hemingway
Banned and Challenged Books

Who said one man's freedom is another man's slavery?

Some say Attorney General Ramsey Clark

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Banned and Challenged Books

Where has the book the color purple been banned?

The book "The Color Purple" has been banned at Northwest High School in High Point, N.C. and also at Round Rock Texas Independent High School. It has also been challenged in Oakland, California and by parents in New Bern, North Carolina.

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Literature Classics
Ernest Hemingway
Banned and Challenged Books
The Old Man and the Sea

How many sharks eat santiago's fish in The Old Man and the Sea?

its awesomwe that every shark only eats one i live close in the beach

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Banned and Challenged Books

What is the most banned book of all time?

While the bible does show up on lists of banned/challenged books, it isn't even close to the most banned of all time. I'm not sure there is one specific book, as the things conservatives freak out about change with the times.

The number 1 most banned/challenged book between 2000-2009 on the American Library Association's top 100 is the Harry Potter series. For the decade before that, number 1 was the Scary Stories series.

The bible does not appear in either list of 100 most banned/challenged for that 20 year period. Books that appear to this day, without fail, are: To Kill a Mockingbird, Brave New World, The Chocolate War, Slaughterhouse Five, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Of Mice and Men, Native Son, Black Boy - and many other very brilliant works of art that are being stolen from our kids minds.

The Bible

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book
Banned and Challenged Books

How was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland saved from being banned?

There is very little information available about the banning of Alice in Wonderland. It is difficult to find reliable evidence that it ever was banned, much less information on what saved it.

The sum total of information on Alice's brush with censorship available on the internet amounts to this:


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
1900
Suspended from classroom use, pending review, at the Woodsville High School in Haverhill, New Hampshire, because the novel contains expletives, references to masturbation and sexual fantasies, and derogatory characterizations of a teachers and of religious ceremonies.
1931
Banned by the Chinese Governor of Hunan Province on the ground that "Animals should not use human language, and that it was disastrous to put animals and human beings on the same level."

The claim about the Woodsville High School banning is unsourced, and the claim about the Hunan Province ban appears to trace back to a single book, Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., by Anne Lyon Haight, and Chandler B. Grannis, R.R. Bowker Co, 1978. No other evidence seems to be available online, and it is therefore difficult to know whether either of these claims is relaible.

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Banned and Challenged Books

Why are books burned?

The government believes it makes the people happier. For example, if a dog lover reads a book where a dog dies, they would be unhappy. So, why not get rid of the unhappiness and not have anyone ever cry again? This is taken to extremes because they make others believe that every book makes one person unhappy so they burn all books, tabloids, magazines, etc.

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Books and Literature
Banned and Challenged Books

What age should kids be able to read wicked?

It should be grade 6 and higher; so 11 and older would be the age group.

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Banned and Challenged Books
Vampire Academy Books

Why is vampire academy a banned book?

Because it is a dodgy book.

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James Patterson
Banned and Challenged Books

Did James Patterson have any banned or challenged books?

Cradle And All: A Novel was banned in 2007-2008

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Banned and Challenged Books

Why is goosebumps monster blood banned?

thay did make it who dares say thay banned it he she shall not pass!!i here by bannd the she or is it he.

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Germany in WW2
Adolf Hitler
Banned and Challenged Books

What types of books were banned by Hitler?

Anything that was "offensive to the Reich."

A few of these books were:

-All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque. Anti-War novel. Hitler called it "insulting to the Wehrmacht and their cause."

-The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. Also banned by the Communists.

You should address yourself on specific sites such as "verbrannte-buecher.de" or on the official Berlin-Site, berlin.de that hosts a database of books and authors forbidden by nazi-regime.

Anyway, shortly after Hitlers takeover in january 1933 the Berlin librarian Wolfgang Herrmann began to create not less a blacklists: The combustion of Books in may, 10th 1933 followed his recommendations, published in several german newspapers. It contained the following authors (and titles, those without titles being completely banned)

  • Anthologie jüngster Lyrik

  • Anthologie jüngster Prosa

  • Asch, Nathan

  • Asch, Schalom

  • Babel: Budjonnys Reiterarmee

  • Barbusse, Henri

  • Barthel, Max: Die Mühle zum toten Mann

  • Becher, Johannes

  • Beer-Hofmann, Richard

  • Birkenfeld, Günther

  • Bley, Fritz: alles außer: Tier- und Jagdgeschichten

  • Bobinskaja, Karbunauri

  • Bogdanow: Das erste Mädel

  • Bonsels: alles außer: Biene Maja, Himmelsvolk, Indienfahrt

  • Braune: Mädchen an der Orga Privat

  • Brecht, Bert

  • Breitbach: Rot gegen Rot

  • Brod, Max: alles außer: Tycho Brahe

  • Brück, Anita: Schicksale hinter Schreibmaschinen

  • Carr, Robert

  • Doeblin, Alfred: alles außer: Wallenstein

  • Dos Passos

  • Dreißig neue deutsche Erzähler

  • Dreißig neue Erzähler des neuen Rußlands

  • Ebermayer: Die Nachin Warschau

  • Edschmid, Kasimir: alles außer: Timur, Die 6 Mündungen

  • Ehrenburg : alles außer: Grachus Barboeuf

  • Essig, H.

  • Ewers, H. H.: Vampir, Alraune

  • Felden, Eines Menschen Weg

  • Feuchtwanger, Lion

  • Fink, Georg

  • Frank, Leonhard: alles außer: Räuberbande, Ochsenfurter Männerquartet

  • Frey: Pflasterkästen

  • Geist, Rudolf

  • Gladkow, Fjodor

  • Glaeser, Ernst

  • Goll, Iwan

  • Gorki: Der Spitzel, Märchen d. Wirklichkeit, Eine Beichte, Wie ein Mensch geboren ward, Das blaue Leben

  • Graf, Oskar Maria: alles außer: Wunderbare Menschen, Kalender-geschichten

  • Gruenberg, Karl

  • Hašek, Jaroslav

  • Hasenclever, Walter

  • Hemingway: In einem andern Land

  • Hermann, Georg: Kubinke, Schnee, Die Nachtdes Dr. Herzfeld

  • Hirsch, Vorbestraft, Kaiserwetter

  • Hofbauer, Der Marsch ins Chaos

  • Hoffmann: Frontsoldaten

  • Holitscher, Arthur

  • Hotopp, Albert

  • Inber, Vera

  • Jacob, Heinrich Eduard: Blut und Zelluloid

  • Jiff: 12 Stühle

  • Jiles, Bela

  • Johannsen: Vier von der Infanterie

  • Kallinikow, Josef

  • Kästner, Erich: alles außer: Emil

  • Katajew

  • Kaus, Gina

  • Kellermann: Der 9. November

  • Kerr, Alfred

  • Kesten

  • Keun, Irmgard

  • Kisch, Egon Erwin

  • Klaeber, Kurt

  • Koeppen: Heeresbericht

  • Kollontay, Alexandra

  • Kurtzig, Dorfjuden

  • Kusmin

  • Lampel, Peter: nur: Verratene Jungen, Revolte im Erziehungsheim

  • Leidmann, Eva

  • Leitner, Hotel Amerika

  • Leonow: Aufbau

  • Lernet-Holenia: außer: Gedichte

  • Lewinsohn: Das Erbe im Blut

  • Lhatzko

  • Libedinsky: Jurij

  • Lidin, Wladimir

  • Liepmann, Heinz

  • Linck: Kameraden im Schicksal

  • London: Martin Eden, Zwangsjacke, Eiserne Ferse

  • Ludwig, Emil

  • Mann, Heinrich

  • Mann, Klaus

  • Meyer-Eckhard: nur: Das Vergehen des Paul Wendelin

  • Meyrink

  • Michael, F.: Die gutempfohlene Frau

  • Neumann, Robert: alles außer: Mifremden Federn

  • Newerow

  • Ognjew

  • Olbracht, Iwan

  • Ottwalt, Ernst

  • Panferow

  • Pantelejew

  • Pinthus, Kurt

  • Plievier

  • Regler

  • Remarque, Erich Maria

  • Renn, Ludwig: nur Nachkrieg

  • Ringelnatz

  • Roth

  • Rubiner, Ludwig

  • Rümann

  • Sanzara

  • Schäffer: Elli oder die sieben Treppen

  • Schirokauer, Alfred

  • Schlump

  • Schnitzler, Arthur: alles außer: Der Weg ins Freie

  • Schroeder, Karl

  • Seghers, Anna

  • Sejfullina: alles außer: Der Ausreißer

  • Sinclair, Upton

  • Sochaczewer, Hans

  • Sostschenko, Michael

  • Seraphimowitsch: Der eiserne Strom

  • Ssologub, Fjodor

  • Suttner, Die Waffen Nieder

  • Tetzner: Haus Urian

  • Thomas, Adrienne

  • Tokunga

  • Toller, Ernst

  • Traven: Regierung, Der Karren

  • Tucholsky, Kurt

  • Türk

  • Ulitz: Ararat, Worbs, Testament

  • Unruh: alles außer: Offiziere, Louis Ferdinand

  • Vanek, Karl

  • Wassermann, Jakob

  • Wedding, Ede und Unku

  • Wegner, Armin T.

  • Weiskopf

  • Werfel: alles außer: Barbara, Verdi, Tod des Kleinbürgers

  • Woehrle: Querschläger

  • Zweig, Arnold

  • Zweig, Stefan

In fact this was only the beginning: The Nazi state founded in november 1933 an institution called the "Reichsschrifttumkammer", that had to systematizise the blacklists and create new categories of books to be banned: Were forbidden books that were considered: to undermine the military moral, to be written in a communist or socialist perspective, to be written by a Jew, or to be part of urban literature (the nazi-term is Asphaltliteratur). The list of "harmful and undesirable writings" finally grew up to more than 4,500 entries in 1935.

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Horror
Stephen King
Banned and Challenged Books

Why was Stephen King's 'Night Shift' banned?

It was not banned. I read the book and it is short stories of which several have been made into movies.

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Literature Classics
Ernest Hemingway
Banned and Challenged Books
The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea opinions?

It's a great story.

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Literature Classics
Ernest Hemingway
Banned and Challenged Books
The Old Man and the Sea

What is the irony in the novel The Old Man and the Sea?

The irony is that the tourists thought that the marlin santiago caught was actually a shark.

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Books and Literature
Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
Banned and Challenged Books

What is the order of Lauren Myracle's books TTYL TTFN and L8r G8r?

The order is ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, gr8
It means just what is says, later gator. Like the saying 'See you later, aligator.'

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Banned and Challenged Books

Why is goosebumps banned or challenged if so why?

It is banned due to the horror even though they aren't that scary but it up to you to decide either you like them or not

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Judy Blume
Banned and Challenged Books

Why was the book 'Blubber' by Judy Blume banned?

I've read this book and most people believe it was banned because of language issues & because supposedly it is a " mature " book .Hope this helped .

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Literature Classics
Ernest Hemingway
Banned and Challenged Books
The Old Man and the Sea

Does Santiago die in The Old Man and the Sea?

No he is dreaming of the lions. It states it in the book clearly.

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Law & Legal Issues
Germany in WW2
Colleges and Universities
Banned and Challenged Books

Why is SlaughterHouse Five banned from school Districts?

Many school districts have banned the Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut because of its prolific use of slang or "filthy" language, explicit sexual scenes, and perceived blasphemous renditions of God and Jesus Christ.

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Politics and Government
US Government
Banned and Challenged Books

What are the various political views in A Clockwork Orange?

How much power do they have over us? Is it right for (wo)man to be good by any means, or to be good on his/er own? This just proves that we can trust no one. And that we all have the potential to change.

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Banned and Challenged Books

Why should'NT books be banned from children?

because it helps childern read,

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book
Banned and Challenged Books

Why was 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' banned?

It is difficult to find information on the banning of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Banned Books Week: September 25--October 2. University of California, San Diego Social Sciences & Humanities Library website says:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

1900

Suspended from classroom use, pending review, at the Woodsville High School in Haverhill, New Hampshire, because the novel contains expletives, references to masturbation and sexual fantasies, and derogatory characterizations of a teachers and of religious ceremonies.

1931

Banned by the Chinese Governor of Hunan Province on the ground that "Animals should not use human language, and that it was disastrous to put animals and human beings on the same level."

However, as they don't provide a source for this information, it is impossible to verify. (See Related Link below)

The File Room, a website dedicated to the cataloging of bannedliterature, repeats the claim about the book being banned in Hunan Province and cites its source as Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., by Anne Lyon Haight, and Chandler B. Grannis, R.R. Bowker Co, 1978. (See Related Link below) This appears to be the origin of claims that the book was banned in China, but corroborative evidence remains elusive.

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Banned and Challenged Books

Why shouldn't the lovely bones be a banned book?

its awsome

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