'Fifty Shades of Grey' Banned From Harford Library: Five Other Controversial Erotic Books

on May 31 2012 2:28 PM
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The literary phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey continues to dominate (no pun intended) the New York Times and Amazon bestseller lists. The racy book and its two sequels have left millions of women glued to their kindles. Written by E.L James, it chronicles the unbridled sexual rendezvous between a young woman, Anastasia Steale, and a gorgeous billionaire, Christian Grey. 

With countless media outlets exploring the series' popularity and a film adaptation in the works, it's clear that the Grey's lure won't be dying down anytime soon. Yet not everyone is thrilled with the success of the tale of submission. Over the last few months several libraries throughout the U.S have banned Fifty Shades from their shelves, the Harford County Public Library in Maryland is the latest to ban the books.

Of course, Fifty Shades of Grey is not the first sexually-charged book to get tired up in a censorship controversy. Here are five other sensual works of literature that have been banned for content:   

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