Special Collections has a bibliography from 1583 has items that were censored crossed out from every page. Can you read the Latin note on the title page? …”auctores damnatos Hacte[..] quidem prohibita, nunc autem cum expurgatione permissa.” What is the H word…?
Thanks to Professor Adam Hooks for suggesting this one!
Made a diagram two years ago about banned books for the worst art class ever. Seriously that class was a nightmare. All info given from ala.org.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade) by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens). First English Edition from 1884. It was released in England before it was released in the US in 1885.
Controversial from the very beginning, the book continues to be challenged or banned to this day.
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