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Check out this collection of books that have been banned at some point in history. Don't worry; these ebooks are all in the Public Domain, so there is NO copyright infringement. All proper sources are credited. Enjoy!

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

12 parts / 33 pages, updated Sep 26, 2011PGCompleted
This classic has been banned for various reasons, including the animal’s abilities to use human language to communicate. Alice in Wonderland is an 1856 n... read more
99,723 reads votes 357 comments 29
The Iron Heel

The Iron Heel

8 parts / 116 pages, updated Sep 26, 2011PG-13Completed
This novel was removed from dictatorships in Europe during the the 1920s and 1930s. "The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published i... read more
10,428 reads votes 75 comments 2
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

2 parts / 91 pages, updated Sep 23, 2011PGCompleted
This book has a very controversial past, due to offensive wording. "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is a 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River."
26,257 reads votes 201 comments 34
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

2 parts / 98 pages, updated Sep 23, 2011PGCompleted
South Africa's apartheid regime banned a number of classic books, reportedly including Frankenstein by Mary Shelley for being "indecent, objectionable, or obscene". ... read more
120,395 reads votes 438 comments 15
The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

2 parts / 40 pages, updated Sep 23, 2011PGCompleted
This novel was removed from dictatorships in Europe during the the 1920s and 1930s. From Wikipedia: "The Call of the Wild is a novel by American writer Jack Londo... read more
11,031 reads votes 150 comments 41
Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

2 parts / 132 pages, updated Sep 23, 2011PGCompleted
Gulliver's Travels is a famous satirical novel by Jonathan Swift, first published in 1726. It was originally banned because of the politically sensitive references the... read more
8,391 reads votes 57 comments 6
Can Such Things Be?

Can Such Things Be?

2 parts / 75 pages, updated Sep 23, 2011PGCompleted
This short story collection by Ambrose Bierce was considered pacifist and disturbing and removed from some military libraries.
1,067 reads votes 3 comments 0
Lysistrata

Lysistrata

2 parts / 23 pages, updated Sep 23, 2011PG-13Completed
This text was banned for obscenity as well as its anti-war sentiment. From Wikipedia: "It is one of eleven surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in ... read more
1,372 reads votes 6 comments 0
Grimm's Fairy Stories

Grimm's Fairy Stories

2 parts / 64 pages, updated Sep 23, 2011PGCompleted
Concern over activities, such as Red Riding Hood bringing wine to her grandmother, caused this title to be removed from some schools. This is a collection of German... read more
9,788 reads votes 101 comments 15
Uncle Tom's Cabin, Young Folks' Edition

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Young Folks' Edition

2 parts / 25 pages, updated Sep 23, 2011PGCompleted
This book was banned at one time for its depiction of slavery and for concern over the actions of some of the characters. Published in 1852, Uncl... read more
5,090 reads votes 47 comments 5

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