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Book Banning has existed in America since colonial times, when legislatures and royal governors enacted laws against blasphemy and seditious libel. Legislatures in the early American republic passed laws against obscenity. Though freedom of the press has grown significantly over the course of the twentieth century, book banning and related forms of censorship have persisted due to cyclical concerns about affronts to cultural, political, moral, and religious orthodoxy.

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Universal Library
by Adolf Hitler
texts
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favorite 192
comment 25
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California Digital Library
by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
texts
eye 98,519
favorite 197
comment 4
Publisher's green and red illustrated cloth over boards; illustrated endpapers. Plate detached
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Wizards
Project Gutenberg
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
texts
eye 44,007
favorite 25
comment 0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Ulysses Library of Congress Classification: PR Note: This eBook is based on the pre-1923 print editions. Note: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(novel)
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 40,690
favorite 69
comment 5
Special Collections copy 1 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold and black; upper board partially detached. Gift of Wilbur Jordan Smith. Printed and illustrated label, Paul Jordan Smith, on upper paste-down. 2 other printed labels on upper paste-down, indicating copy 1 is "second issue...with the frontispiece on verso of the half-title, and the first page of Contents printed on the verso of the leaf of Preface." Special Collections copy 2 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold...
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
California Digital Library
texts
eye 31,759
favorite 25
comment 1
Spec. Coll. copy 1: Green cloth over boards, blocked in gold and black, in case. Ex libris Olive Percival. Gift of Jo Swerling
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
texts
eye 31,527
favorite 27
comment 0
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Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946; Neill, John R. (John Rea), ill
texts
eye 31,487
favorite 31
comment 2
Also includes ''The story of Topsy'' from Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Source: bplill
California Digital Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
texts
eye 27,499
favorite 8
comment 0
Slocum and Cahoon
New York Public Library
by Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932; Bransom, Paul, 1885- ill
texts
eye 26,088
favorite 32
comment 2
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
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Topic: Animals
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Smith, Adam, 1723-1790
texts
eye 23,704
favorite 15
comment 0
31
Topic: Economics
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
texts
eye 18,798
favorite 7
comment 0
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New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
texts
eye 18,172
favorite 62
comment 0
A collection of tales taken from German folklore and immortalized by the brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
Books to Borrow
by Park, Barbara; Brunkus, Denise, illustrator
texts
eye 17,282
favorite 20
comment 1
Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2000
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: School field trips, Farms, Fear, School field trips, Farms, Fear, Farms, Fear, School field trips
Internet Archive Books
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 16,312
favorite 15
comment 0
Topics: Coal miners, Married women, Mothers and sons, Possessiveness
California Digital Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
texts
eye 14,991
favorite 3
comment 0
California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
texts
eye 14,723
favorite 9
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Chopin, Kate, 1851-1904
texts
eye 14,558
favorite 6
comment 0
New York Public Library
texts
eye 13,419
favorite 5
comment 0
Internet Archive Books
by Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880; Ranous, Dora Knowlton, 1859-1916
texts
eye 13,076
favorite 3
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
texts
eye 12,496
favorite 8
comment 0
Topics: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction
Universal Library
by D. H. Lawrence
texts
eye 12,192
favorite 1
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
texts
eye 11,522
favorite 0
comment 0
Universal Library
texts
eye 10,595
favorite 4
comment 0
Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
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California Digital Library
by Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878
texts
eye 10,124
favorite 3
comment 0
New York Public Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933, ill
texts
eye 9,911
favorite 2
comment 0
The adventures of a young boy and a run-away slave as they float down the Mississippi on a raft
Topics: Boys -- Missouri, Missouri -- Fiction, Mississippi River -- Fiction
Cunha Intermediate School
by Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956; Shepard, Ernest H. (Ernest Howard), 1879-1976, ill
texts
eye 9,561
favorite 8
comment 1
The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Toys, Toys
Source: halfmoonbayschool
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
texts
eye 8,477
favorite 3
comment 0
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New York Public Library
texts
eye 7,238
favorite 4
comment 0
Microfilm
Books to Borrow
by Allende, Isabel
texts
eye 7,103
favorite 40
comment 2
Translation of: La casa de los espíritus
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Topics: Authors, Chilean, Chilean literature, Spanish American literature, Women authors, Chilean
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
texts
eye 7,079
favorite 3
comment 0
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Topics: Meat industry and trade -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 7,062
favorite 1
comment 0
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Duke University Libraries
by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
texts
eye 6,977
favorite 6
comment 0
v. 1. The fellowship of the ring.--v. 2. The two towers.--v. 3. The return of the king
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
texts
eye 6,350
favorite 5
comment 0
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Boston Public Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Rodker, John, 1894-1955, publisher; Darantière, Maurice, printer; Egoist Press, publisher
texts
eye 6,343
favorite 11
comment 0
"This edition is limited to 2000 copies on handmade paper numbered from 1 to 2000"--Prelim. p. [9]
Topics: City and town life, Married people, Jewish men, Artists
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
texts
eye 6,310
favorite 4
comment 1
31
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809
texts
eye 5,944
favorite 6
comment 0
Topics: Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797, France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Causes, Great Britain -- Politics...
Juvenile Historical Collection
by Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946
texts
eye 5,921
favorite 16
comment 1
At head of title: The only authorized American edition
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Topics: Sambo (Fictitious character), Children
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 5,767
favorite 1
comment 1
26 35
( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916; R. & R. Clark (Edinburgh)
texts
eye 5,633
favorite 4
comment 0
Sweet Collection
Books to Borrow
by Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
texts
eye 5,533
favorite 54
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
California Digital Library
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864; George H. Doran Company. (1920) bkp CU-BANC; Thomson, Hugh, 1860-1920; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
texts
eye 5,508
favorite 4
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
texts
eye 5,303
favorite 2
comment 0
New York Public Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 5,293
favorite 0
comment 0
The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town in the early nineteenth century
Topics: Boys -- Missouri, Mississippi River -- Fiction
Project Gutenberg
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
texts
eye 5,195
favorite 5
comment 0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Heart of Darkness Library of Congress Classification: PR
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Brehm, Worth, 1883-1928; Hart, James David, 1911-
texts
eye 5,089
favorite 2
comment 0
California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
texts
eye 5,070
favorite 0
comment 1
( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 4,930
favorite 2
comment 0
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Topics: Evolution, Natural selection
American Libraries
texts
eye 4,659
favorite 1
comment 0
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Banned Books
by Jack London
texts
eye 4,559
favorite 2
comment 0
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=xFIYAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
Books to Borrow
by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-; Gammell, Stephen, ill
texts
eye 4,457
favorite 16
comment 0
Reprint: Originally published: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1991
Topics: Tales, Ghosts, Horror stories, Folklore
Books to Borrow
by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
texts
eye 4,380
favorite 13
comment 0
"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
Books to Borrow
by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
texts
eye 4,301
favorite 16
comment 0
"Year 4"--Spine
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Massó Torrents, Jaime, 1863-
texts
eye 4,244
favorite 2
comment 0
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California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916; Mitchill, Theodore Clarence, 1866-
texts
eye 4,167
favorite 0
comment 0
Internet Archive Books
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
texts
eye 4,145
favorite 5
comment 0
This adaption of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been made to present the original story in a way that can be more easily understood by the modern reader. A few episodes have been abridged or omitted. In addition, some of the language has been brought up to date
Topics: Readers for new literates, Readers for new literates
Banned Books
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951; Jean Hersholt Collection of Sinclair Lewis (Library of Congress) DLC; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
texts
eye 4,140
favorite 0
comment 0
Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Middle-aged men, Businessmen, Conformity
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=GS8a_qv3e6IC&oe=UTF-8
California Digital Library
texts
eye 4,015
favorite 1
comment 0
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
texts
eye 4,002
favorite 1
comment 0
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Project Gutenberg
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
texts
eye 3,864
favorite 2
comment 0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Kim Library of Congress Classification: PR
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Aristophanes; Zévort, Charles Marie, 1816-1887
texts
eye 3,842
favorite 2
comment 0
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Books to Borrow
texts
eye 3,693
favorite 15
comment 0
Topics: Ghost stories, American, Tales -- United States, Ghosts -- Folklore, Horror stories, Folklore --...
California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 3,656
favorite 1
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
texts
eye 3,550
favorite 0
comment 0
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
texts
eye 3,494
favorite 0
comment 0
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California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 3,482
favorite 1
comment 0
"Third impression"
New York Public Library
by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
texts
eye 3,334
favorite 4
comment 0
Topic: Fairy tales
California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
texts
eye 3,168
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: City and town life -- Minnesota Fiction, Married women -- Minnesota Fiction
Banned Books
by Clemens,Samuel L.
texts
eye 3,148
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
Internet Archive Books
by Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
texts
eye 3,092
favorite 4
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351-352])
Topics: Political corruption, Capitalism
California Digital Library
by Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
texts
eye 2,884
favorite 0
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
texts
eye 2,840
favorite 3
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 2,777
favorite 0
comment 1
26 35
( 1 reviews )