Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Great Scott! Banning the Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This book had a bit of a rocky start before it was even a fully completed novel.  In 1923, several magazines refused to publish it because of the controversial content.  It has been challenged throughout the years by several different colleges and high schools, and they cite language and sexual content as the reasons for challenging it. It has never been fully removed from any shelves or classrooms though.

Source: Karolides, N.J., Bald, M., & Sova, D.B. (2011). 120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature. Checkmark Books: New York.

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