Works of art have always been met with
harsh criticism. Adult themes in movies and television have led to
content rating systems. Similarly, parents everywhere have pointed angry
fingers at violence in video games. It’s also not uncommon for folks to
say the same about a piece of music. The written word hasn’t been
immune to this blaming of the arts and has certainly seen its fair share
of fear-induced censorship.
We’ve put together a list of the most
feared books of all time in the infographic below. It includes classics,
children’s literature, and probably a few names you’ll recognize from
your high school reading list. Some of the titles will surprise you, but
we’d bet that their banned or challenged status will make you that much
more eager to read them.