What are the best books about censorship?

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    #1Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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    #2The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.
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    Jorge Luis Carrera
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter. I loved this book."
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    #3A Canticle for Leibowitz

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

    A Canticle for Leibowitz is a Hugo Award-winning speculative fiction novel by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, it tells the story of a group of monks who are dedicated to enriching the relics of Saint Isaac Leibowitz.

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    Crystal Rose
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A post apocalyptic novel that shows both the negative and optimistic sides of human nature. As the word rebuilds and men value knowledge and technology, they ultimately doom themselves over and over. It's considered a classic in this genre and is thought-provoking, if not hopeless, in nature."
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    #4Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship

    Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship
    Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship is non-fiction book written by Nobel laureate for literature, J.M. Coetzee. This collection of essays tackle censorship by the state and people's reactions to it.
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    Juan Hernandez
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The topic of censorship is a tough one. This book explores the facts of censorship and peoples reactions to it. "
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    #5The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood. Set in a totalitarian theocracy that has overthrown the United States government, the novel explores themes of women in such as individualism and independence.

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    Willie Garrett
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now.... Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force."
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    #6Fly by Night

    Fly by Night

    Fly by Night is a juvenile fiction novel by Frances Hardinge. First published in 2005, it is the first book in the series of the same name. It tells the story of a twelve-year-old girl who lives in a world where censorship reigns supreme.

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    Ethan Keller
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a hilarious and witty fiction novel. It tells a story of a 12 year old girl who lives in a place where everything is censored. Theres a cool story inside, but the premise is based on books can change the world! This is a must read."
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    #7The Day They Came to Arrest the Book

    The Day They Came to Arrest the Book

    The Day They Came to Arrest the Book is a young adult book written by Nat Hentoff, first published in 1982. It tells the story of Barney Roth as he fight against the call for the banning of Huckleberry Finn from their school library.

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    Olivia Quintero
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The cover is just awesome, i got this book only because of the cover. But after i read a few pages i got lost into the story. The author does a good job describing the main point of the book. I highly recommend this book. "
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    #81984

    1984
    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.
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    Albert Fisher
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever..."
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    #9Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    #10The Last Book In The Universe

    The Last Book In The Universe
    The Last Book in The Universe is a children's science fiction book by Rodman Philbrick, originally published in 2000. Set in a dystopian world, it tells the story of a teenager named Spaz as he learns about the Earth's past.
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    Richard Hicks
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is somewhat relevant to what i was looking for as i wanted a book that talked about censorship. My only issues is that this seems to be a children's book and i was looking for something a bit more serious in subject. However it does definitely cover the subject of censorship and i am looking forward to reading it. "
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    #11People's Pornography

    People's Pornography

    People's Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet is a nonfiction book by Katrien Jacobs. It contains a discussion on the national ban on pornography in China since 1949 and what happened since. It was published in 2012.

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    Jose Evans
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I originally came across this book when researching about the censorship that the common Chinese citizen has to deal with. Being from a country where sex is seemingly everywhere in marketing, and pornography freely available, I was taken aback by this books details on the harsh punishments faced to those who produce or possess pornographic materials in China. The book also takes a look at some of the other forms of digital censorship which take place in China. "

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Best What are the best books about censorship
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Fahrenheit 451Books 21 Paid
2The Book ThiefBooks 18 Paid
3A Canticle for LeibowitzBooks 14 Paid
4Giving Offense: Essays on CensorshipBooks 14 Paid
5The Handmaid's TaleBooks 13 Paid
6Fly by NightBooks 11 Paid
7The Day They Came to Arrest the BookBooks 9 Paid
81984Books 7 Paid
9Brave New WorldBooks 5 Paid
10The Last Book In The UniverseBooks 5 Paid
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