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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
Most Controversial Books Lolita

Lolita

By Vladimir Nabokov

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

By Alice Walker

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

By Jack London

brave new world, a controversial book by aldous huxley

Brave New World

By Aldous Huxley

ulysses, one of the most controversial books

Ulysses

By James Joyce

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain

the chocolate war by robert cormier, a controversial book

The Chocolate War

By Robert Cormier

Most Controversial Books The Kindly Ones

The Kindly Ones

By Jonathan Littell

to kill a mockingbird by harper lee, a controversial book you've read more than once

To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

Most Controversial Books The Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

By Henry Miller

The Catcher in the Rye Most Controversial Books

The Catcher in the Rye

By J.D. Salinger

Lady Chatterly's Lover Most Controversial Books

Lady Chatterly's Lover

By D.H. Lawrence

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a controversial book by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

By Sherman Alexie