Animal Farm George Orwell's first brainchild was published in 1945, four years before 1984 hit the stands. This dystopian novel satirizes the Russian Revolution and cautions against the dangers that totalitarian regimes pose to personal liberties. Like Orwell's novel, "The Lottery" can be considered a part of the dystopian genre.
1984 Another famous dystopian work, that explores a utopian society gone amuck, written in 1949 by George Orwell. This Orwellian classic focuses on what precisely can go awry when Big Brother is always watching.