13 Most Controversial Novels Ever Published

Indulge in these notorious novels—because free speech is a beautiful thing.

film still from lolita, based on the controversial book by vladimir nabokov
Buy Lolita at Amazon

Lolita

By Vladimir Nabokov

Buy The Color Purple at Amazon

The Color Purple

By Alice Walker

Buy The Call of the Wild at Amazon

The Call of the Wild

By Jack London

Buy Brave New World at Amazon

Brave New World

By Aldous Huxley

Buy Ulysses at Amazon

Ulysses

By James Joyce

Buy The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at Amazon

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain

Buy The Chocolate War at Amazon

The Chocolate War

By Robert Cormier

Buy The Kindly Ones at Amazon

The Kindly Ones

By Jonathan Littell

Buy To Kill a Mockingbird at Amazon

To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

Buy Tropic of Cancer at Amazon

Tropic of Cancer

By Henry Miller

Buy The Catcher in the Rye at Amazon

The Catcher in the Rye

By J.D. Salinger

Buy Lady Chatterly's Lover at Amazon

Lady Chatterly's Lover

By D.H. Lawrence

Buy The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian at Amazon

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

By Sherman Alexie