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Why was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll banned in a Chinese province?
Why was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll banned in a Chinese province?
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The children’s book was banned in the province of Hunan in 1931 as it was thought that animals using human language would be an insult to humans.
The children’s book was banned in the province of Hunan in 1931 as it was thought that animals using human language would be an insult to humans.
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What made the Lebanese government take issue with Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code?
What made the Lebanese government take issue with Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code?
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The book was banned in Lebanon in September 2004 after Catholic leaders deemed it to be offensive to Christianity. The book has been frequently criticised for its historical inaccuracies.
The book was banned in Lebanon in September 2004 after Catholic leaders deemed it to be offensive to Christianity. The book has been frequently criticised for its historical inaccuracies.
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Which of these is NOT a reason that George Orwell struggled to find a publisher for Animal Farm?
Which of these is NOT a reason that George Orwell struggled to find a publisher for Animal Farm?
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The book was rejected by four publishers before finally being published in 1945. When it was published, it was banned in the Soviet Union and remains banned in North Korea and censored in Vietnam today.
The book was rejected by four publishers before finally being published in 1945. When it was published, it was banned in the Soviet Union and remains banned in North Korea and censored in Vietnam today.
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How many governments imposed a country-wide ban on EL James’ Fifty Shades Trilogy?
How many governments imposed a country-wide ban on EL James’ Fifty Shades Trilogy?
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Malaysia is the only country to completely ban all three books in the racy trilogy, citing “sadistic material” and a “threat to morality”.
Malaysia is the only country to completely ban all three books in the racy trilogy, citing “sadistic material” and a “threat to morality”.
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What prompted China to ban Dr Seuss’ children’s book Green Eggs and Ham?
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Peter Brooker/REX/Shutterstock
What prompted China to ban Dr Seuss’ children’s book Green Eggs and Ham?
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China banned Green Eggs and Ham in 1965, five years after the book’s initial publication. The ban wasn’t lifted until after Dr Seuss’ death in 1991.
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China banned Green Eggs and Ham in 1965, five years after the book’s initial publication. The ban wasn’t lifted until after Dr Seuss’ death in 1991.
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How many years after a censored version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence was first published, was the full uncensored version released in the UK?
How many years after a censored version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence was first published, was the full uncensored version released in the UK?
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Penguin Books published the unexpurgated version in 1960. They were tried in court for this under the Obscene Publications Act 1959, and the 1961 second edition was dedicated to the jury for returning a verdict of not guilty.
Penguin Books published the unexpurgated version in 1960. They were tried in court for this under the Obscene Publications Act 1959, and the 1961 second edition was dedicated to the jury for returning a verdict of not guilty.
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Why was Hitler’s Mein Kampf republished in Germany in 2016 for the first time since 1945?
Why was Hitler’s Mein Kampf republished in Germany in 2016 for the first time since 1945?
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When Hitler died, the government of Bavaria became the owner of the copyright. While existing copies were not outlawed, no more were published. In accordance with German copyright rules, the text entered the public domain 70 years after the author’s death.
When Hitler died, the government of Bavaria became the owner of the copyright. While existing copies were not outlawed, no more were published. In accordance with German copyright rules, the text entered the public domain 70 years after the author’s death.
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Which was the first English-speaking country to freely publish James Joyce’s Ulysses?
Which was the first English-speaking country to freely publish James Joyce’s Ulysses?
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Having been banned in 1921, a US District Judge ruled that the book was not pornographic in 1934. The book remained banned in the UK and in Australia, where an age restriction was later imposed.
Having been banned in 1921, a US District Judge ruled that the book was not pornographic in 1934. The book remained banned in the UK and in Australia, where an age restriction was later imposed.
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Why was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum opposed by church ministers?
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Why was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum opposed by church ministers?
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It was feared that the story undermined long-standing gender roles in society. It was banned by the director of the Detroit Public Library and a number of churches.
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It was feared that the story undermined long-standing gender roles in society. It was banned by the director of the Detroit Public Library and a number of churches.
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Why did a number of religious schools ban JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series?
Why did a number of religious schools ban JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series?
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One headteacher from a school in Kent was quoted as saying: “The Bible is very clear and consistent in its teachings that wizards, devils and demons exist and are very real, powerful and dangerous, and God's people are told to have nothing to do with them.”
One headteacher from a school in Kent was quoted as saying: “The Bible is very clear and consistent in its teachings that wizards, devils and demons exist and are very real, powerful and dangerous, and God's people are told to have nothing to do with them.”
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What is the most commonly cited reason why Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird is banned by schools and libraries?
What is the most commonly cited reason why Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird is banned by schools and libraries?
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Despite being taught as a classic work of 20th century fiction in many schools, many have banned it, even asking the publishers change or remove certain words in a revised edition. Dramatic Publishing’s Chris Sergel has, however, insisted “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it.”
Despite being taught as a classic work of 20th century fiction in many schools, many have banned it, even asking the publishers change or remove certain words in a revised edition. Dramatic Publishing’s Chris Sergel has, however, insisted “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it.”
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Which of these is NOT a reason The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was banned in schools?
Which of these is NOT a reason The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was banned in schools?
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Reasons cited as justification for banning the American classic include profane language, blasphemy, offensive language towards women, ethnic minorities and the disabled, references to sex and prostitution, violence, and underage drinking.
Reasons cited as justification for banning the American classic include profane language, blasphemy, offensive language towards women, ethnic minorities and the disabled, references to sex and prostitution, violence, and underage drinking.
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