List of dystopian literature

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This is a list of dystopian literature. A dystopia is an unpleasant (typically repressive) society, often propagandized as being utopian. It is a common literary theme.

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

1900s[edit]

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1930s[edit]

1940s[edit]

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21st century[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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