The history of banned books might easily be misconstrued as a history of important books

The history of banned books might easily be misconstrued as a history of important books — so many organizations, private and public, have targeted influential books for censorship that it may seem as though a book must be banned to make it onto a list of classic literature. Luckily, the bans are mostly ineffective and limited in their longevity.

Let’s review some of the most ridiculous reasons that classic books were ever banned, so we might laugh at this ineffectual bit of literary history.
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