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  • The Alchemist
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    The Alchemist, by H.P. Lovecraft. This short story was written in 1908, and first published in the November 1916 issue (No. 4) of the United Amateur.

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  • The Beast in the Cave
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    The Beast in the Cave, by H.P. Lovecraft. This short story was written in 1905, and was first published in the June 1918 issue (No. 7) of the amateur press journal the Vagrant.

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  • Memory
    165 11 1

    Memory, by H.P. Lovecraft. This flash fiction short story was written in 1919, and was first published in the June 1919 issue (No. 2) of The United Co-operative.

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  • Beyond the Wall of Sleep
    646 19 1

    Beyond the Wall of Sleep, by H.P. Lovecraft. This short story was written in 1919, and was first published in the amateur publication Pine Cones in October 1919.

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  • Dagon
    724 29 1

    Dagon, by H.P. Lovecraft. This short story was written in July 1917, and was first published in the November 1919 issue (No. 11) of the amateur press journal the Vagrant.

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  • The White Ship
    178 7 1

    The White Ship, by H.P. Lovecraft. This short story was written in 1919, and first published in the November 1919 issue (No. 2) of the United Amateur.

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  • The Statement of Randolph Carter
    184 10 1

    The Statement of Randolph Carter, by H.P. Lovecraft. This short story was written in December 1919, and was first published in the May 1920 issue (No. 13) of the amateur press journal the Vagrant.

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  • The Doom that Came to Sarnath
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    The Doom that Came to Sarnath, by H.P. Lovecraft. This short story was written in 1919, and was first published in the June 1920 issue (No. 44) of the Scottish amateur fiction magazine The Scot.

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  • Polaris
    178 6 1

    Polaris, by H.P. Lovecraft. This short story was written in 1918, and was first published in the December 1920 issue (No. 1) of the amateur journal The Philosopher.

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  • The Street
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    The Street, by H.P. Lovecraft. This short story was written in 1919, and was first published in the December 1920 issue (No. 8) of the amateur journal The Wolverine.

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  • Nyarlathotep
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    Nyarlathotep, by H.P. Lovecraft. This short story was written in 1920, and was first published in the November 1920 issue (No. 2) of the United Amateur.

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  • Poetry and the Gods
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    Poetry and the Gods, by H.P. Lovecraft with Anna Helen Crofts. This short story was written in 1920, and was first published in the September 1920 issue (No. 1) of the United Amateur.

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  • Frankenstein (Completed)
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    South Africa's apartheid regime banned a number of classic books, reportedly including Frankenstein by Mary Shelley for being "indecent, objectionable, or obscene". This novel was first published in 1818. "Frankenstein" is the classic sci-fi horror tale of an obsessed scientist who assembles a living being from parts...

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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Completed)
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    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 novel by Lewis Carroll. "It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creature...

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  • The Arabian Nights (Completed)
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    This text has been banned in the United States for issues of obscenity. Also known as "One Thousand and One Nights", it is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. The Arabian Nights is the English language edition selected and edited by An...

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  • Grimm's Fairy Stories (Completed)
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    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 origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm.

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  • On The Origin of Species
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    This book has been banned numerous times since original publication because of its content. "Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology."

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  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales (Completed)
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    This was challenged and banned because the stories were considered to be "distressing and morbid." "The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888."

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  • GRIMM'S FAIRYTALES (Completed)
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    Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in English as Grimms' Fairy Tales.

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  • Leaves of Grass (Completed)
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    The use of explicit language in this text has been the reason behind attempted bannings. "Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. This book is notable for its delight in and praise of the senses during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. " (via Wiki)

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  • Treasure Island (1883)
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    Treasure Island follows young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to Treasure Island, where the fabled pirate booty is buried; honest Captain Smollett, heroic Dr. Livesey, and the good-hearted but obtuse Squire Trelawney, who help Jim on his quest for the treasure; the frightening Blind Pew, double-dealing I...

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  • THE MURDERS IN RUE MORGUE AND OTHER SHORT STORIES (Completed)
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    "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been recognized as the first modern detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mystery of the brutal murder of two women...

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  • The Cask of Amontillado (1846)
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    "The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story, set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he be...

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  • The Masque of the Red Death (Completed)
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    "The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy" (1842), is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, hosts a masquera...

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  • The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
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    "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839. Cover by the lovely @FayLane

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  • The Purloined Letter (1844)
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    "The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt". These stories are considered to be important early forerunners of th...

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  • Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871)
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    "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May (4 May), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device...

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  • Gulliver's Travels (1726)
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    Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, better known simply as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a novel by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of...

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  • The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
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    "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is relayed by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity while simultaneously describing a murder he committed. The victim was an old man with a filmy "vulture-eye", as the narrator calls...

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  • Oliver Twist (1837)
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    The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Naively unaware of their unlawful activities, Oliver is led to the lair of the...

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