The story of man who feels all is not right with the world. Then he finds out how wrong the world really is.
- 1950 - Banned and burned in communist Russia under Stalin and USSR, ownership meant possible arrest for its anti-communist views. Allowed back in country after editing in 1990.
- 1981 - Jackson County, Florida - challenged for being pro-communist and contained “explicit sexual content.”
- Wrenshall, Minnesota - teacher was fired for refusing to remove it from reading list (unconfirmed)
- 2009-10 - Amazon deleted it and Animal Farm from users kindles sparking controversy. Amazon found that the “copies” deleted had been published illegally from an independent publisher that had ignored copyright laws (1984 is under copyright until 2020) and the money spent was refunded. This was more of a recall to protect copyright than a ban or censorship case.
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.