Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Banned: The books you could be jailed for reading

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H.Lawrence was banned temporarily in the US, UK and Australia for violating obscenity laws. The tale is about an isolated upper class Bohemian, Connie Chatterley, whose unsatisfactory marriage to a paralysed war veteran, Clifford Chatterley, leads her to engage in sex with other men, including vividly written liaisons with Oliver Mellors, a young gamekeeper on her husband's estate. The ban was lifted in the America and Britain in 1959 and 1960 respectively.

We look at ten controversial books which have been banned here and around the world.

Many books have been banned for not conforming to the political, religious or moral codes of their day.

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Ok, so you're unlikely to be put in jail these days, but you might have been once so read carefully.

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