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Classic Dystopian Novels

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The list author says: ""Dystopia" is the idea of a society in a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian. *From Wikipedia*"
Brave New World
Brave New World
""Published in 1932 about developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society." - Wikipedia"
Nineteen Eighty Four Anniversary Edition: Anniversary Eidition
Nineteen Eighty Four Anniversary Edition: Anniversary Eidition
"Published 1949 about an oligarchical, collectivist society where the individual is always subordinated to the state..." - Wikipedia"
Animal Farm: Centennial Edition
Animal Farm: Centennial Edition
""Published in 1945, about corruption of the revolution by its leaders..." -Wikipedia"
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
""Published in 1951 about a future American society in which the masses are hedonistic and critical thought through reading is outlawed." - Wikipedia"
The Handmaid's Tale 1st (first) edition Text Only
The Handmaid's Tale 1st (first) edition Text Only
""Modern Classic - Set in the near future, in a totalitarian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government." - Wikipedia"
Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged
""Published in 1957 about leading innovators, ranging from industrialists to artists, refuse to be exploited by society. -Wikipedia"
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
""Published in a 1962 - About the conditioned responses to feelings of evil which prevent the exercise of free will." -Wikipedia"
The Time Machine
The Time Machine
""Published in 1895 - Reflects Wells's own socialist political views, his view on life and abundance, and the contemporary angst about industrial relations. -Wikipedia"
Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)
Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)
""Published in 1954 - about a group of British schoolboys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves, with disastrous results." -Wikipedia"
The Iron Heel (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)
The Iron Heel (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)
"First published in 1907. It chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States." -Wikipedia"
We: A Novel of the Future
We: A Novel of the Future
""Completed in 1921 About an urban nation constructed almost entirely of glass, which allows the secret police/spies to inform on the public." -Wikipedia"
It Can't Happen Here
It Can't Happen Here
""Published in 1935. It describes the rise of a populist politician who calls his movement "patriotic" and creates his own militia and takes unconstitutional power after winning election.” -Wikipedia"
Player Piano: A Novel
Player Piano: A Novel
""Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, was published in 1952. It is a dystopia of automation and capitalism, describing the dereliction they cause in the quality of life. The story takes place in a near-future society that is almost totally mechanized, eliminating the need for human laborers." -Wikipedia"
The Penultimate Truth: A Novel
The Penultimate Truth: A Novel
""1964 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. The story is set in a future where the bulk of humanity is kept in large underground shelters. The people are told that World War III is being fought above them, when in reality the war ended years ago..." -Wikipedia"
The Sleeper Awakes
The Sleeper Awakes
"Published in 1910 about a man who sleeps for 203 years wakes to see his dreams realized but also a future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities."