George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' was banned in the United Arab Emirates in 2002 for its depiction of a talking pig, which was said to oppose Islamic values. Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' was banned for its obscene language and sexual innuendos. Mark Twain's 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is frequently challenged or banned, notably, one administrator credited the novel as the James Joyce's 'Ulysses' was banned in the UK until the 1930s and in the US for eleven years. It was branded as both radical and obscene. Gustave Flaubert and his publishers were put on trial for the obscenity in 'Madame Bovary.' Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' has been banned for its apparent racism.

Banned Books Week 2012

"Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever."   -Noam Chomsky

These beloved classics are frequently challenged or banned:

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    faves :~)
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    So sad that some of these classics are banned…
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