i just read fahrenheit 451 in class. Everyone knows it was banned. but why?
Why was fahrenheit 451 banned?
it doesn't seem to offend me.
Is this 'urban legend' or what?
Every major book store in America sells the book.And a whole lot of little ones. It's in its ''50th Year'' of publication. Dozens and dozens of different editions, worldwide.
Where did you get this info? If some numbskull in a school district out in no man's land decides to ban the book because he's had a bad month, doesn't mean 'diddly-squat'.
A very good question. Has it ever been banned? I would find it hard to believe that anyone would feel that it was so troubling to be banned anywhere.
To me, a more troubling question is; who is this "everyone" who "knows" it was banned?
This is probably a classroom legend rather than an urban one.
Check out this list of the 100 most frequently banned books. I am stunned by some of the ones on this list!
Interesting list. "Where's Waldo"???? Was there a risque version I missed?
It was censored in some printings, and, as the list above attests, almost anything can be banned someplace or other. Being removed from a library or two here and there does not make the banning widespread.
Where's Waldo was banned because on one page, a beach scene, there is a topless woman in the picture.
Gee, I would have thought Portnoy's Complaint and even Catcher in the Rye might have made this list. Lady Chatterly's Lover maybe? etc. I guess this is a good list to aspire to if you are a writer. Some very good titles are on it. I am sure those who have not read the books on this list are much better off for that.
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On another thread I mentioned this to Ray and he said that he was not aware of it being banned anywhere. And why would it be anyway?
Back in my high school days, I had to sneak read: "The Godfather", "Lady Chatterley's Lover" and "The Catcher in the Rye".
I read somewhere that F451 had some things censored from it (ironically) but i havent heard about any bans, it was probly some school or something that banned it. Some schools have extremely strict policies on that stuff.
I took a look at that list and i was wondering if anyone could tell me why the wrinkle in time books, the giver, and those robert cormier books are on there.
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This is my second attempt at a reply, so if this comes up twice, I apologize. My computer (or is it the site?) is running really slowly today. Anyway, I think Cormier was most likely banned because he uses the F word a lot, and I do mean a lot. "The Giver" has been banned because some folks are offended by the euthanasia of senior citizens. I'm guessing "Wrinkle" may have been banned because of all the magic, mysticism, etc. What do the rest of you think?
lmskipper... Not your fault! That darn Resources is running...(limping) slowly again.
Okay, totally off-topic, but that's nothing new.
It's driving me crazy, this "quotation" thing.
Nard has it both ways, like "this" and like 'this'.
Then Braling II does it like this- "everyone" who "knows"
When do you use "quotatations" and when do you use 'apostrophes'?
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