Utopia by Thomas More depicts a fictional island society and its religious, social, and political customs. It is a country in which everything belongs to everybody, everyone does the work they want to do, and everyone is happy. This book was the source which gave meaning to the word 'utopia' or perfect society. Dystopian Classic Editions publishes works of dystopian literature that have survived through the generations and been recognized as classic works of literature. A dystopian society is an imagined society in which the people are oppressed, however the government propagandizes the society as being a utopia or a perfect society. Typical themes in dystopian literature include public mistrust, police states, and overall unpleasantness for the citizens. Authors of dystopian works strive to present a worst-case scenario and negative depiction of the way things are in the story so as to make a criticism about a current situation in society and to call for a change. Each Dystopian Classic Edition selected for publication presents such a story.