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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
-Oscar Wilde.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll.
Banned in China (1931) for portraying animals and humans on the same level, "Animals should not use human language."

Arabian Nights or The Thousand and One Nights.
U.S. Customs held up 500 sets of the translation by the French scholar Mardrus, which were imported from England (1927-31). It was confiscated in Cairo, Egypt (1985), on the grounds that it contained obscene passages which posed a threat to the country's moral fabric. It was judged inappropriate for Jewish pupils by the Israeli director of the British Consul Library in Jerusalem, Israel (1985). Nice to see that the Arabs and Israelis can agree, after all.

The Bible.
William Tyndale, who partially completed translating the Bible into English, was captured, strangled, and burned at the stake (1536) by opponents of the movement to translate the bible into the vernacular. Beginning around 1830, "family friendly" bibles, including Noah Webster's version (1833) began to appear which had excised passages considered to be indelicate.

Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer.
People have long been squeamish with this one...It was subjected to revisions as 1928, and editions today tend to avoid four letter words. It was removed from a senior college preparatory literature course at the Eureka, Ill. High School (1995) for sexual content. I believe Chaucer would be amused.

The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Jacob and Wilhelm K. Grimm.
Restricted to sixth through eighth grade classrooms at the Kyrene, Ariz. elementary schools (1994) due to its excessive violence, negative protrayals of female characters, and anti-Semitic references.

Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury.
Ironically, students at the Venado Middle School in Irvine, Calif. received copies of the book with scores of words--mostly "hells" and "damns"--blacked out. The novel is about book burning and censorship. Thankfully, after receiving complaints from parents and being contacted by reporters, school officials said the censored copies would no longer be used (1992).

Gone with the Wind. Margaret Mitchell.
This Pulitzer Prize winning novel was banned from the Anaheim, Calif. Union High School District English classrooms (1978). The novel was challenged in the Waukegan, Ill. School District (1984) because it uses the word "nigger."

Gulliver's Travels. Jonathan Swift.
Denounced as wicked and obscene in Ireland (1726), which was no doubt the effect Swift was going for.

Hamlet. William Shakespeare.
Banned in Ethiopia (1978).

The Koran.
Ban lifted by the Spanish Index in 1790. Restricted to students of history in the USSR (1926).

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. C.S. Lewis.
Challenged in the Howard County, Md. school system (1990) because it depicts "graphic violence, mysticism, and gore."

The Odyssey. Homer.
Plato suggested expurgating it for immature readers (387 B.C.) and Caligula tried to suppress it because it expressed Greek ideals of freedom

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll. Jim Miller, ed.
Challenged in Jefferson, Ky. (1982) because it "will cause our children to become immoral and indecent." They used to say the very same thing about polyphony.

Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare.
Removed from a Merrimack, N.H. high school English class (1996) because of a policy that bans instruction which has "the effect of encouraging or supporting homosexuality as a positive lifestyle alternative."

Uncle Tom's Cabin. Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Challenged in the Waukegan, Ill. School District (1984) because the novel contains the word "nigger." Never mind that the novel is often credited with raising public antislavery sentiment which ultimately led to the emancipation of American slaves

Vasilissa the Beautiful: Russian Fairy Tales. \Challenged at the Mena, Ark. schools (1990) because the book contains "violence, voodoo, and cannibalism."

Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings. D.T. Suzuki.
Challenged at the Plymouth-Canton school system in Canton, Mich. (1987) because "this book details the teachings of the religion of Buddhism in such a way that the reader could very likely embrace its teachings and choose this as his religion." The last thing we need are a bunch of peaceful Buddhists running around. The horror.

Но хуже всего досталось Талмуду.

The Talmud.
Burned in Cairo, Egypt (1190); Paris, France (1244); and Salamanca, Spain (1490). The Catholic Church in the Middle Ages tried to suppress this work. Pope Gregory IX ordered it burned (1239); Pope Innocent IV ordered King Louis IX of france to burn all copies (1248 and 1254); Pope Benedict XIII ordered the bishops of the Italian dioceses to confiscate all copies (1415); Pope Julius III ordered that Christians reading the Talmud be excommunicated; Pope Clement VIII forbade both "Christians and Jews from owning, reading, buying or circulating Talmudic or Cabbalistic books or other godless writing." (1592)

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