10 Authors of Banned Works
1. William Shakespeare. King Lear was banned in Britain from 1788 to 1820. It was considered inappropriate in the light of King George III's insanity.
2. Marquis de Sade. Justine and Juliette was banned by the French government in 1791 for obscenity.
3. Ernest Hemingway. In 1939 A farewell to Arms was banned in Ireland for being immoral.
4. Adolf Hitler. Mein Kampf was banned in Czechoslovakia (1932) and Palestine (1937) for being politically subversive.
5. DH Lawrence. The Rainbow and Lady Chatterly's Lover were banned in Britain in 1929 for obscenity.
6. Arthur Conan Doyle. In 1929 the Soviet Union banned The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on the grounds of occultism.
7. Charles Darwin. From 1926 to 1937, On the Origin of the Species was banned in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Greece and Tennessee, US on moral grounds.
8. William Burroughs (above). On 20 January 1962 a bookseller in Boston was arrested on obscenity charges for selling copies of Naked Lunch. Four years later the ban was revoked on appeal.
9. Rudyard Kipling. In 1898 A fleet in Being was banned by the British Government on the grounds of national security.
10. Casanova. His Memoires were banned by the Pope (1834) and by Mussolini (1935) on moral grounds.
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List by Claudia Kowalski