Name: Aldous Huxley's Novels

Date:  1900 - 1925 , 1926 - 1950

Location:  Europe , North America

SubjectExplicit Sexuality , Political/Economic/Social Opinion , Religious


Artist: Huxley, Aldous (1894-1963)

Confronting Bodies: Boston State, Irish State, National Organization of Decent Literature

Date of Action

Specific Location: U.S.A., Ireland

Description of Artwork: "Antic Hay", 1923 "Point Counter Point", 1928 "Brave New World", 1932 "Eyeless in Gaza", 1936

Description of Incident: 1930 United States-Boston, Mass.: "Antic Hay" banned on grounds of obscenity. 1930 Ireland: "Point Counter Point" banned on the ground of "offending public morals." 1936 Ireland: "Eyeless in Gaza" banned.

Results of Incident: 1953 United States: "Antic Hay" was placed on the list of publications disapproved by the National Organization of Decent Literature. 1953 Ireland: "Eyeless in Gaza" unbanned by Appeal Board. "Point Counter Point" and other books still banned.

Source: Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., by Anne Lyon Haight, and Chandler B. Grannis, R.R. Bowker Co, 1978.

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