Novels and stories are some of the most captivating forms of entertainment still around today. Sure, there are millions of video games and movies available for sale, but nothing can truly beat the nice turn of pages, the smell of an old book, and the tens of thousands of words painting the perfect picture in your head. That being said, there are some countries who still choose to ban such literary classics that could enlighten and teach our youth. These stories are well written and worth a read. Here are ten shocking banned classic novels everyone should check out.

Ulysses, James Joyce

Ulysses, by James Joyce, tells the story of Leopold Bloom, the main character who is traveling through Dublin, Ireland. The title is the same as Homer’s Odyssey, and both novels have much in common. In terms of content, though, it is quite tame.


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is quite a famous novel, though some countries have banned it. The tale is of a young protagonist traveling down the Mississippi River. There are plenty of racist themes throughout, all of which are probably hurtful to many.

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