Infographic: Banned BooksThroughout the Ages

Infographic: Banned BooksThroughout the Ages Infographic Who's up for a banned book infographic?

As the following infographic shows, books have been banned at different times for a whole host of reasons, including some which make no sense.

While it's obvious why Rushdie's The Satanic Verses is still banned in 26 countries, it's not so understandable why Green Eggs and Ham was banned in China. And when it comes Animal Farm, it's easy to see why corrupt regimes and communist governments would ban what was clearly intended as criticism.

I, on the other hand, love it when a book is banned, or when there's an outcry over a work, because I take the fuss as a sign that the book is worth reading.

Is there a banned book on this list which you can recommend as a must read?

Infographic: Banned BooksThroughout the Ages Infographic

via GalleyCat

About Nate Hoffelder (10081 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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