120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature

Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, Dawn B. Sova
Throughout history writers have had their works censored on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Tracing the censorship histories of 120 works from around the world, 120 Banned Books provides a summary of each work, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading. This compelling book expands on the 100 titles profiled in the best-selling 100 Banned Books (Facts On File/Checkmark Books, 1999) by adding 20 new entries on books that have sparked controversy or been banned outright. In addition, updates to existing entries cover new controversies regarding such classic books as Huckleberry Finn, The Canterbury Tales, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Reviewed: 2017-08-29
Book Description Throughout history writers have had their works censored on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Tracing the censorship histories of 120 works from around the world, 120 Banned Books provides a summary of each work, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading. This compelling book expands on the 100 titles profiled in the best-selling 100 Banned Books (Facts On File/Checkmark Books, 1999) by adding 20 new entries on books that have sparked controversy or been banned outright. In addition, updates to existing entries cover new controversies regarding such classic books as Huckleberry Finn, The Canterbury Tales, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Editorial Reviews Review ""A must-have for all of us who enjoy the right to choose what we read." About the Author Nicholas J. Karolides is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. His previous books include Celebrating Censored Books and Censored Books: Critical Viewpoints. Margaret Bald is the editor of From the Sahara to Samarkand: Selected Travel Writings of Rosita Forbes, 1919-1937. She has been a freelance journalist and foreign correspondent, managing editor of World Press Review magazine, and an editorial consultant to the United Nations. Dawn B. Sova teaches English at Montclair State University. Her previous books for Facts On File/Checkmark Books include Banned Plays and Forbidden Films. Karolides, Bald, and Sova are the authors of 100 Banned Books and the 4-volume Banned Books set, both from Facts On File/Checkmark Books.
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