Top 10 Banned Books of the 20th Century

Books cannot be killed by fire.

People Die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man's eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt


1. 1984 [1949] George Orwell


2. The Catcher in the Rye [1951] J.D. Salinger


3. Fahrenheit 451 [1953] Ray Bradbury


4. The Grapes of Wrath [1939] John Steinbeck


5. Lady Chatterley's Lover [1928] D. H. Lawrence


6. Naked Lunch [1959] William S. Burroughs


7. Slaughterhouse-Five [1969] Kurt Vonnegut


8. To Kill a Mockingbird [1960] Harper Lee


9. Tropic of Cancer [1934] Henry Miller


10. Ulysses [1922] James Joyce
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