Readers will surely get a kick out of this banned book mug offered by The Philosophers Guild. The mug features the names of books that were previously banned from circulating, for fear that they spread uncouth, offensive or injurious ideas. These books include classics like D.H. Lawrence’s provocative ‘Lady Chatterly’s Lover’ (widely considered to be smut when it was first published,) George Orwell’s dystopian novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and Charles Darwin’s game-changing scientific publication ‘On the Origin of Species.’
Of course, all of these books were later recognized as amazing contributions to the world of literature. It almost seems comical to think that they were once illicit or taboo. Any book-lover will enjoy sipping out of this badass banned book mug.