120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature (Paperback)

120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature By Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, Dawn B. Sova Cover Image
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Throughout history, nations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Although the literary merit of the majority of these books has been proven time and time again, censorship efforts are still in place today. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud, Ulysses to the Harry Potter series, The Canterbury Tales to The Bell Jar, this revised edition examines the many struggles these books faced in order to be read.

Tracing the censorship histories of 120 works from across the world, 120 Banned Books, Second Edition provides a summary of each work, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading. Many new titles have been added to reflect some of the controversies in recent years, and updates have been made to existing entries on such classic books as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780816082322
ISBN-10: 0816082324
Publisher: Checkmark Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2011
Pages: 560
Language: English