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The best banned books

The American Library Association states that out of the 100 novels most widely recognized as the “Greatest of All Time,” 42 have been banned, and banned often. They are:

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald; Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger; The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck; To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee; The Color Purple, Alice Walker; Ulysses, James Joyce; Beloved, Toni Morrison; The Lord of the Flies, William Golding; 1984, George Orwell; Lolita, Vladmir Nabokov; Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck; Catch-22, Joseph Heller; Brave New World, Aldous Huxley; The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway; As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner; A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway; Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad; Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston; Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison; Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison; Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell; Native Son, Richard Wright; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey; Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut; For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway; The Call of the Wild, Jack London; Go Tell it on the Mountain, James Baldwin; All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren; The Jungle, Upton Sinclair; Lady Chatterley’s Lover, DH Lawrence; A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess; In Cold Blood, Truman Capote; Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie; Sons and Lovers, D.H. Lawrence; Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut; A Separate Peace, John Knowles; Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs; Women in Love, D.H. Lawrence; The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer; Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller; An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser; Rabbit, Run, John Updike