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Books Banned Through History

A list of books banned from distribution, throughout history.
a data set by Sugarcane
created October 20, 2015
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TitleAuthorTypeYear BannedPlace(s) Banned
About a Silence in LiteratureŽivorad StojkovićEssay1951Yugoslavia
Alice's Adventures in WonderlandLewis CarrollChildren's novel/adventure1865China
All Quiet on the Western FrontErich Maria RemarqueAnti-war novel1929Nazi Germany
American PsychoBret Easton EllisNovel1991Australia
An Area of DarknessV. S. NaipaulTravelogue1964India
AngaraySajjad ZaheerProgressive short stories1932India
The Anarchist CookbookWilliam PowellInstructional1971Austarlia
Animal FarmGeorge OrwellPolitical novella1945USSR
AreopagiticaJohn MiltonEssay1644Russia
Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of CapitalismHa-Joon ChangNon-fiction2008Kingdom of England
Big River, Big Sea — Untold Stories of 1949Lung Ying-taiNon-fiction2009China
Borstal BoyBrendan BehanAutobiographical novel1958Ireland
The BoysGarth EnnisComic book series2012Qatar
Brave New WorldAldous HuxleyNovel1932Ireland
Burger's DaughterNadine GordimerNovel1979South Africa
Castration of the WindPrvoslav VujčićPoemsYugoslavia
Catch-22Joseph HellerNovel1961United States
The Country GirlsEdna O'BrienNovel1960Ireland
Curved RiverŽivojin PavlovićStory collection1963Yugoslavia
The Da Vinci CodeDan BrownNovel2003Lebanon
The DarkJohn McGahernNovel1965Ireland
The Death of LorcaIan GibsonBiography1971Spain
The DecameronGiovanni BoccaccioStory collection1353United States
The Truth About MuhammadRobert Spencer (author)Non-fiction2006Pakistan
Dictionary of Modern Serbo-Croatian LanguageMiloš MoskovljevićDictionaryYugoslavia
Droll StoriesHonoré de BalzacShort stories1837Canada
The Devil's DiscusRayne KrugerNon-fiction1964Thailand
El Señor PresidenteMiguel Ángel AsturiasNovel1946Guatemala
Ecstasy and MeHedy LamarrAutobiography1966Austraila
Elmer GantrySinclair LewisNovel1927United States
Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of PleasureJohn ClelandNovel1748United States
Feast for the SeaweedsHaidar HaidarNovel1983Egypt
The Federal MafiaIrwin SchiffNon-fiction1992United States
FrankensteinMary ShelleyNovel1818South Africa
The Fugitive (Perburuan)Pramoedya Ananta ToerNovel1950Indonesia
The First CircleAleksandr SolzhenitsynNovel1968Soviet Union
The Gods Laugh on MondaysReza KhoshnazarNovel1995Iran
The Grapes of WrathJohn SteinbeckNovel1939United States
Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With IndiaJoseph LelyveldBiography2011Gujarat, India
Green Eggs and HamDr. SeussNovel1960China
The Gulag ArchipelagoAleksandr SolzhenitsynNon-fiction1973Soviet Union
The Heart of IndiaAlexander CampbellFiction1958India
He HimselfEdward CangasAutobiography1748Philippines
How to make disposable silencersDesert and Eliezer FloresInstructional1984Australia
The Hoax of the Twentieth CenturyArthur ButzNon-fictionCanada
I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African NationMichaela WrongHistory2005Eritrea
Into the RiverTed DaweNovel2012New Zealand
Islam – A Concept of Political World InvasionR. V. BhasinPolitical ideology2003India
July's PeopleNadine GordimerNovel1981South Africa
Jinnah: India-Partition-IndependenceJaswant SinghBiography2009India
Jinnah of PakistanStanley WolpertBiography1982Pakistan
The JungleUpton SinclairNovel1906East Germany
The King Never SmilesPaul M. HandleyBiography2006Thailand
LajjaTaslima NasrinNovel1993Bangladesh
Les MoeursFrançois-Vincent ToussaintBookFrance
Little Black SamboHelen BannermanChildren's story1899Japan
LolitaVladimir NabokovNovel1955France
The Lonely GirlEdna O'BrienNovel1962Ireland
The LotteryShirley JacksonShort story1948South Africa
Love Comes LaterMohanalakshmi RajakumarNovel2014Qatar
LysistrataAristophanesPlayGreece
The Man Who Wouldn't Stand UpJacob M. AppelNovel2012Qatar
Mein KampfAdolf HitlerPolitical manifesto1925Austria
Memoirs of Hecate CountyEdmund WilsonNovel1946United States
A Message to Man and HumanityAleksandar CvetkovićYugoslavia
The Mountain WreathPetar II Petrović-NjegošDrama in verse1847Bosnia
My Father's DaughterHannah PoolFiction2005Eritrea
NareeHumayun AzadCriticism1992Bangladesh
New ClassMilovan ĐilasYugoslavia
The Nickel-Plated-Feet Gang During the OccupationSuccessors of Louis FortonComic book1879–1934Yugoslavia
Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge OrwellNovel1949Soviet Union
fr:Noir CanadaAlain DeneaultDocumentary Book2008Canada
Notre ami le roiGilles PerraultBiography of Hassan II of Morocco1993Morocco
Nine Hours To RamaStanley WolpertNovel1962India
The Naked and the DeadNorman MailerNovel1948Canada
On Fierce Wound – Fierce HerbRatko ZakićYugoslavia
One Day of LifeManlio ArguetaNovel1980El Salvador
One Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichAlexander SolzhenitsynNovel1962Soviet Union
The 120 Days of SodomMarquis de SadeNovel1789Australia
The Peaceful Pill HandbookPhilip Nitschke and Fiona StewartInstructional manual on euthanasia2007New Zealand
Peyton PlaceGrace MetaliousNovel1956Canada
The Protocols of the Elders of ZionUnknownA forgery, portraying an alleged Jewish conspiracy to take over the world.1903Russia
Rangila RasulPt. ChamupatiReligious1927India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Rights of ManThomas PainePolitical theory1791United Kingdom
Rowena Goes Too FarH. C. AsterleyNovel1931Australia
The Satanic Bible Anton LaVeyReligious text1969South Africa
Scouting for the ReaperJ.M. AppelFiction2014Eritrea
Sexual CustomsNon-Fiction1989China
Shivaji - Hindu King in Islamic IndiaJames LaineHistory2003India
Smash and Grab: Annexation of SikkimSunanda Datta-RayHistory1984India
A Sneaking SuspicionJohn DicksonReligious Text1995Wales
Snorri the SealFrithjof SælenFable1941Norway
Soft Target: How the Indian Intelligence Service Penetrated CanadaZuhair Kashmeri & Brian McAndrewInvestigative journalism1989India
A Spoon on EarthHyeon Gi-yeongNovelSouth Korea
SpycatcherPeter WrightAutobiography1985United Kingdom
Storytellers IIBoško NovakovićShort storiesYugoslavia
The StudJackie CollinsNovel1969Australia
Suicide mode d'emploiClaude GuillonInstructional1982France
ThaliaArius (AD 250 or 256 – 336)Theological tract, partly in verseRome
The True FurqanAl Saffee and "Al Mahdee"Religious text1999India
Thoughts of a CorpsePrvoslav VujčićPoemsYugoslavia
Tropic of CancerHenry MillerNovel (fictionalized memoir)1934United States, South Africa
UlyssesJames JoyceNovel1922United Kingdom, Australia
Uncle Tom's CabinHarriet Beecher StoweNovel1852United States (Confederate)
Understanding Islam through HadisRam SwarupCritique of political Islam1982India
Unarmed VictoryBertrand Russell1963India
The Well of LonelinessRadclyffe HallNovel1928United Kingdom
Wild SwansJung ChangAutobiography/Biography1993China
The World Is Full of Married Men Jackie CollinsNovel1968Australia
Year 501: The Conquest ContinuesNoam ChomskyPolitics1993South Korea
Zhuan FalunLi HongzhiSpiritual1993China