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The Awakening: The Shocking Bits

What makes Kate Chopin’s The Awakening controversial?

BOOK: THE AWAKENING


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Candide: The Shocking Bits

Why is Voltaire’s Candide, or Optimism controversial?

BOOK: CANDIDE


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Story of O: The sadomasochistic passages

Why was the 1950s French erotic novel taken to court?

BOOK: STORY OF O


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Carrie: The bloody bits

Why Stephen King’s Carrie is controversial? Read here all the controversial passages from the book.

BOOK: CARRIE


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A Light in the Attic: The Controversial Poems

Some poems by children’s author Shel Silverstein are controversial

BOOK: A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC


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Of Mice and Men: The Shocking Bits

What makes John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men controversial?

BOOK: OF MICE AND MEN


LIFE LESSONS

Loneliness is inevitable for everyone

The path to solitude starts with accepting loneliness

BOOK: OF MICE AND MEN


LIFE LESSONS

Some of your dreams won’t come true and that’s OK

The fine line between inspiring dreams and pointless fantasies

BOOK: OF MICE AND MEN

Burning controversial books

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ―Ray Bradbury

Books on Trial explores the most controversial books. Read shocking and controversial passages from formerly banned books. Also read analysis, criticism and themes from the most challenged literature of all time. The featured books were banned or censored for racial, violent and age-inappropriate themes; also for themes of sexuality, blasphemy and profanity. Read the most controversial paragraphs from Candide, Of Mice and Men, Story of O and more.