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[Comments] (4) In celebration of banned books:: A list of the top 110 banned books. Bold what you've read, italicize what you've read part of.


#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
#9 Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#10 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

#11 The Prince by Niccolò 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 Misérables 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 Capital by Karl Marx 
#37 Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal) by Charles Baudelaire 
#38 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 #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 The 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 François 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 Burgess

#101 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines 
#102 Émile Jean by Jacques Rousseau
#103 Nana by Émile 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


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