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Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Dawn B. Sova
  • From the Series: Banned Books
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816082294
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8229-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $60.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 363.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 448


When Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata was banned from distribution through the mail (except for first class) in 1890, New York street vendors began selling it from pushcarts carrying large signs reading "Suppressed!" In 1961, the United States Supreme Court pondered whether D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover was lewd or literary. In 1969, the novel was required reading in many college literature courses. Changing sexual mores have moved many formerly forbidden books out of locked cabinets and into libraries and classrooms.

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Third Edition examines the issues underlying the suppression of more than 120 works deemed sexually obscene.

New and revised entries include:

  • America: The Book (Jon Stewart)
  • An American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)
  • The Arabian Nights (Sir Richard Burton, trans.)
  • The Art of Love (Ovid)
  • Forever (Judy Blume)
  • Gossip Girl series (Cecily von Ziegesar)
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez)
  • Lady Chatterly's Lover (D.H. Lawrence)
  • Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
  • Rabbit Run (John Updike)
  • Snow Falling on Cedars (David Guterson)
  • Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)
  • This Boy's Life (Tobias Wolff)
  • Ulysses (James Joyce)
  • and more.


Index. Biographical appendix. Complete listing of all works discussed in all volumes.

About the Author(s)

Dawn B. Sova holds a Ph.D. from Drew University. She teaches English at Montclair State University and has served as a mentor for courses in American cinema at Thomas Edison State College. She is the author of Critical Companion to Edgar Allan Poe for Facts On File. She lives in Garfield, New Jersey.

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