2005 Banned books

This is an updated list of the titles that both made it to the OCLC Top 1000 list and have been banned according to the 4 volumes in the Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature series:

Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds by Nicholas J. Karolides. New York: Facts on File, 1998. ISBN 0-8160-3304-8

Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, by Margaret Bald. New York: Facts on File, 1998. ISBN 0-8160-3306-4

Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, by Dawn B. Sova. New York: Facts on File, 1998. ISBN 0-8160-3305-6

Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, by Dawn B. Sova. New York: Facts on File, 1998. ISBN 0-8160-3303-X

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#1  Bible [ various] Library holdings: 796,882 Bibliographic records: 93,567 Rank on complete list: 1 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#2  Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Library holdings: 42,724 Bibliographic records: 1,132 Rank on complete list: 7 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#3  Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Library holdings: 38,485 Bibliographic records: 2,334 Rank on complete list: 11 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#4  Koran Library holdings: 37,080 Bibliographic records: 2,692 Rank on complete list: 13 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#5  Tom Sawyer Mark Twain Library holdings: 32,233 Bibliographic records: 1,100 Rank on complete list: 16 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#6  Arabian Nights Library holdings: 31,728 Bibliographic records: 2,414 Rank on complete list: 18 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#7  Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift Library holdings: 29,066 Bibliographic records: 1,206 Rank on complete list: 20 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#8  Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer Library holdings: 27,863 Bibliographic records: 690 Rank on complete list: 25 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#9  Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne Library holdings: 26,322 Bibliographic records: 758 Rank on complete list: 31 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#10  Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman Library holdings: 21,749 Bibliographic records: 634 Rank on complete list: 49 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#11  Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe Library holdings: 20,007 Bibliographic records: 960 Rank on complete list: 59 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#12  Prince Niccolò Machiavelli Library holdings: 19,758 Bibliographic records: 709 Rank on complete list: 60 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#13  Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank Library holdings: 19,541 Bibliographic records: 339 Rank on complete list: 63 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#14  Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert Library holdings: 19,382 Bibliographic records: 733 Rank on complete list: 64 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#15  Oliver Twist Charles Dickens Library holdings: 18,843 Bibliographic records: 980 Rank on complete list: 65 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#16  Les Misérables Victor Hugo Library holdings: 18,623 Bibliographic records: 884 Rank on complete list: 70 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#17  Dracula Bram Stoker Library holdings: 17,723 Bibliographic records: 415 Rank on complete list: 75 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#18  Autobiography Benjamin Franklin Library holdings: 17,505 Bibliographic records: 573 Rank on complete list: 76 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#19  Tom Jones Henry Fielding Library holdings: 16,381 Bibliographic records: 489 Rank on complete list: 89 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#20  Book of Common Prayer Church of England Library holdings: 16,008 Bibliographic records: 1,510 Rank on complete list: 95 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#21  Essays Michel de Montaigne Library holdings: 15,613 Bibliographic records: 550 Rank on complete list: 99 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#22  Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck Library holdings: 15,544 Bibliographic records: 317 Rank on complete list: 101 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#23  Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy Library holdings: 15,103 Bibliographic records: 395 Rank on complete list: 111 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#24  History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon Library holdings: 14,869 Bibliographic records: 551 Rank on complete list: 116 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#25  Origin of Species Charles Darwin Library holdings: 14,528 Bibliographic records: 301 Rank on complete list: 124 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#26 Ulysses James Joyce Library holdings: 13,877 Bibliographic records: 373 Rank on complete list: 134 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#27 Animal Farm George Orwell Library holdings: 13,777 Bibliographic records: 296 Rank on complete list: 137 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#28 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell Library holdings: 13,729 Bibliographic records: 301 Rank on complete list: 139 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#29 Decameron Giovanni Boccaccio Library holdings: 13,566 Bibliographic records: 909 Rank on complete list: 143 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#30 Candide Voltaire Library holdings: 13,371 Bibliographic records: 493 Rank on complete list: 144 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#31 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Library holdings: 13,012 Bibliographic records: 151 Rank on complete list: 146 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#32 Analects Confucius Library holdings: 12,649 Bibliographic records: 426 Rank on complete list: 152 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#33 Dubliners James Joyce Library holdings: 11,925 Bibliographic records: 283 Rank on complete list: 178 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#34 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck Library holdings: 11,879 Bibliographic records: 232 Rank on complete list: 179 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#35 Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway Library holdings: 11,682 Bibliographic records: 271 Rank on complete list: 184 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#36 Red and the Black Stendhal Library holdings: 11,413 Bibliographic records: 478 Rank on complete list: 191 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#37 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Library holdings: 11,352 Bibliographic records: 458 Rank on complete list: 192 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#38 Capital Karl Marx Library holdings: 11,282 Bibliographic records: 509 Rank on complete list: 194 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#39 Flowers of Evil Charles Baudelaire Library holdings: 11,086 Bibliographic records: 628 Rank on complete list: 203 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#40 Brave New World Aldous Huxley Library holdings: 11,037 Bibliographic records: 230 Rank on complete list: 205 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#41 Lady Chatterley's Lover D. H. Lawrence Library holdings: 10,956 Bibliographic records: 355 Rank on complete list: 207 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#42 Jungle Upton Sinclair Library holdings: 10,903 Bibliographic records: 141 Rank on complete list: 209 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#43 Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser Library holdings: 10,695 Bibliographic records: 170 Rank on complete list: 214 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#44 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell Library holdings: 10,688 Bibliographic records: 290 Rank on complete list: 215 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#45 Lord of the Flies William Golding Library holdings: 10,316 Bibliographic records: 155 Rank on complete list: 238 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#46 All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque Library holdings: 10,238 Bibliographic records: 233 Rank on complete list: 242 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#47 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury Library holdings: 10,183 Bibliographic records: 178 Rank on complete list: 247 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#48 Communist Manifesto Karl Marx Library holdings: 10,151 Bibliographic records: 513 Rank on complete list: 249 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#49 Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway Library holdings: 9,823 Bibliographic records: 201 Rank on complete list: 266 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#50 Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy Library holdings: 9,776 Bibliographic records: 193 Rank on complete list: 267 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#51 Diary Samuel Pepys Library holdings: 9,729 Bibliographic records: 227 Rank on complete list: 268 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#52 Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak Library holdings: 9,453 Bibliographic records: 190 Rank on complete list: 277 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#53 Critique of Pure Reason Immanuel Kant Library holdings: 9,244 Bibliographic records: 358 Rank on complete list: 290 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#54 Praise of Folly Desiderius Erasmus Library holdings: 9,109 Bibliographic records: 414 Rank on complete list: 300 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#55 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey Library holdings: 8,996 Bibliographic records: 99 Rank on complete list: 308 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#56 East of Eden John Steinbeck Library holdings: 8,881 Bibliographic records: 143 Rank on complete list: 318 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#57 Catch-22 Joseph Heller Library holdings: 8,760 Bibliographic records: 117 Rank on complete list: 325 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#58 Moll Flanders Daniel Defoe Library holdings: 8,636 Bibliographic records: 241 Rank on complete list: 336 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#59 Color Purple Alice Walker Library holdings: 8,528 Bibliographic records: 67 Rank on complete list: 345 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#60 Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger Library holdings: 8,524 Bibliographic records: 159 Rank on complete list: 347 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#61 Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X Library holdings: 8,470 Bibliographic records: 39 Rank on complete list: 351 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#62 Essay Concerning Human Understanding John Locke Library holdings: 8,445 Bibliographic records: 348 Rank on complete list: 355 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#63 Bluest Eye Toni Morrison Library holdings: 8,413 Bibliographic records: 77 Rank on complete list: 358 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#64 Invisible Man Ralph Ellison Library holdings: 8,229 Bibliographic records: 61 Rank on complete list: 369 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou Library holdings: 8,130 Bibliographic records: 43 Rank on complete list: 377 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#66 Leviathan Thomas Hobbes Library holdings: 8,080 Bibliographic records: 162 Rank on complete list: 381 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#67 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Library holdings: 8,072 Bibliographic records: 125 Rank on complete list: 383 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#68 Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson Library holdings: 7,956 Bibliographic records: 74 Rank on complete list: 394 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#69 Confessions Jean Jacques Rousseau Library holdings: 7,915 Bibliographic records: 330 Rank on complete list: 401 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#70 Gargantua and Pantagruel François Rabelais Library holdings: 7,825 Bibliographic records: 167 Rank on complete list: 414 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#71 Women in Love D. H. Lawrence Library holdings: 7,675 Bibliographic records: 143 Rank on complete list: 423 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#72 Social Contract Jean Jacques Rousseau Library holdings: 7,670 Bibliographic records: 353 Rank on complete list: 425 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#73 American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser Library holdings: 7,637 Bibliographic records: 124 Rank on complete list: 430 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#74 Separate Peace John Knowles Library holdings: 7,620 Bibliographic records: 65 Rank on complete list: 431 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#75 Bell Jar Sylvia Plath Library holdings: 7,602 Bibliographic records: 62 Rank on complete list: 433 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#76 Talmud Library holdings: 7,567 Bibliographic records: 658 Rank on complete list: 436 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#77 Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler Library holdings: 7,544 Bibliographic records: 183 Rank on complete list: 440 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#78 James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl Library holdings: 7,344 Bibliographic records: 94 Rank on complete list: 462 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#79 Red Pony John Steinbeck Library holdings: 7,309 Bibliographic records: 114 Rank on complete list: 472 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#80 Popol Vuh Library holdings: 7,236 Bibliographic records: 324 Rank on complete list: 480 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#81 Metaphysics Aristotle Library holdings: 7,165 Bibliographic records: 253 Rank on complete list: 490 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#82 Satyricon Petronius Library holdings: 7,141 Bibliographic records: 368 Rank on complete list: 496 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#83 Affluent Society John Kenneth Galbraith Library holdings: 7,068 Bibliographic records: 42 Rank on complete list: 509 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#84 Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder Library holdings: 7,055 Bibliographic records: 97 Rank on complete list: 512 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#85 Institutes of the Christian Religion Jean Calvin Library holdings: 7,011 Bibliographic records: 285 Rank on complete list: 523 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#86 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov Library holdings: 6,993 Bibliographic records: 180 Rank on complete list: 527 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#87 Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut Library holdings: 6,988 Bibliographic records: 89 Rank on complete list: 528 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#88 Clan of the Cave Bear Jean M. Auel Library holdings: 6,909 Bibliographic records: 50 Rank on complete list: 540 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#89 Black Boy Richard Wright Library holdings: 6,794 Bibliographic records: 83 Rank on complete list: 567 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#90 Spirit of the Laws Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu Library holdings: 6,778 Bibliographic records: 255 Rank on complete list: 569 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#91 Julie of the Wolves Jean Craighead George Library holdings: 6,603 Bibliographic records: 82 Rank on complete list: 599 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#92 Steppenwolf Hermann Hesse Library holdings: 6,498 Bibliographic records: 165 Rank on complete list: 627 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#93 Power and the Glory Graham Greene Library holdings: 6,479 Bibliographic records: 134 Rank on complete list: 635 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#94 Black Like Me John Howard Griffin Library holdings: 6,467 Bibliographic records: 46 Rank on complete list: 636 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#95 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig Library holdings: 6,211 Bibliographic records: 61 Rank on complete list: 689 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#96 Sanctuary William Faulkner Library holdings: 6,173 Bibliographic records: 128 Rank on complete list: 701 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#97 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner Library holdings: 6,145 Bibliographic records: 94 Rank on complete list: 707 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#98 Sorrows of Young Werther Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Library holdings: 6,130 Bibliographic records: 487 Rank on complete list: 713 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#99 Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood Library holdings: 5,992 Bibliographic records: 60 Rank on complete list: 754 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#100 Chocolate War Robert Cormier Library holdings: 5,929 Bibliographic records: 51 Rank on complete list: 784 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#101 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Dee Alexander Brown Library holdings: 5,847 Bibliographic records: 17 Rank on complete list: 810 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#102 Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess Library holdings: 5,838 Bibliographic records: 67 Rank on complete list: 813 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#103 General Introduction to Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud Library holdings: 5,813 Bibliographic records: 144 Rank on complete list: 820 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#104 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Ernest J. Gaines Library holdings: 5,688 Bibliographic records: 38 Rank on complete list: 851 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#105 Émile Jean Jacques Rousseau Library holdings: 5,615 Bibliographic records: 231 Rank on complete list: 872 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#106 Nana Émile Zola Library holdings: 5,605 Bibliographic records: 294 Rank on complete list: 880 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#107 Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin Library holdings: 5,582 Bibliographic records: 55 Rank on complete list: 886 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#108 Gulag Archipelago Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Library holdings: 5,548 Bibliographic records: 80 Rank on complete list: 896 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#109 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein Library holdings: 5,466 Bibliographic records: 44 Rank on complete list: 929 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#110 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes Library holdings: 5,396 Bibliographic records: 49 Rank on complete list: 955 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#111 Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Peck Library holdings: 5,332 Bibliographic records: 49 Rank on complete list: 983 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#112 Ox-Bow Incident Walter Van Tilburg Clark Library holdings: 5,321 Bibliographic records: 47 Rank on complete list: 988 Find this title in an OCLC library near you


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