Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.

Animal Farm
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
Gulliver's Travels
Cat's Cradle
Breakfast of Champions
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
A Modest Proposal
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
The Master and Margarita
The Sellout
Fight Club
Freaks I've Met
Animal Farm by George Orwell1984 by George OrwellDown and Out in Paris and London by George OrwellBurmese Days by George OrwellKeep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
Best of George Orwell
83 books — 21 voters
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass / The Hunting... by .Lewis CarrollMore Tales from the Classroom at the End of the Hall by Douglas EvansAdam Canfield of the Slash by Michael WineripMunmun by Jesse Andrews
Satire for Children
17 books — 5 voters

Animal Farm by George OrwellCatch-22 by Joseph HellerCandide by VoltaireThe Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildeGulliver's Travels / A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
Best Satires
272 books — 342 voters
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessFight Club by Chuck Palahniuk1984 by George OrwellFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Let's Shake It Up A Bit
812 books — 684 voters

Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark by Charlie J. EskewJernigan by David GatesPost Office by Charles BukowskiI, Lucifer by Glen DuncanThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Best First-Person Satire
7 books — 6 voters
Ultimate Burlesque by Alyson FixterBehind the Burly Q by Leslie ZemeckisLysistrata by AristophanesBurlesque Poster Design by Chaz RoyalBurlesque and the Art of the Teese / Fetish and the Art of th... by Dita Von Teese
Books About Burlesque
11 books — 2 voters

George Orwell
This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.
George Orwell, Animal Farm

Ambrose Bierce
Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

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