A dystopian society is one that has become a dystopia which is a place where pretty much everything has gone wrong and could be described as being oppressive or having very poor living standards.
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Brave new world tells the story of a so called savage who questions the dytopian societies low morality and wishes to seek adventure and romance. The society relies heavily on using drugs and manipulating genetic traits to serve there purposes. It was published in 1932.
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
This story is about a man named Montag who is a fireman by profession and in his world firemens job is to burn books to protect society from their ideas. The book takes a turn when the protagonist begins opening his mind to creativity and is influenced by many characters. The story was published in 1953.
1984 -George Orwell
1984 is about a character named Winston smith who believes the government is lying and changing whatever they say or do wrong. He also believes that life was better before the government but cannot prove it. The story becomes more interesting as the protagonist becomes more radical and a threat to the government. The story is known for inventing the terms thought-crime, Big Brother and Newspeak. It was published in 1949.
The Time Machine – H.G Wells
HG wells novel is normally classified as science fiction and rightfully so but the novel also tells of a futuristic society that has given up on common knowledge and is deterioting while they are preyed upon by the vicious race of Morlocks. The novel was published 1895.