Literary Dystopias, Ranked by How Likely You'd Be to Survive Them

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1984 by George Orwell

See, this is where things start to get dicey. The people of Oceania are not chemically indoctrinated from birth, nor tempted with the promise of perfect eyebrows. 

Instead, order is maintained through a winning combination of government surveillance, historical revisionism, and propaganda. The autocracy is very real, but there’s wiggle room—which is to say if you’re an independent thinker with big ideas, you’re one impertinent question away from getting vaporized.

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Tags: books we love, 1984, the hunger games, classic literature, the giver, fahrenheit 451, divergent, brave new world, the handmaid's tale, may the odds be ever in your favor (or not), literary dystopias

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