Msouth asked:

Why does the description call this the first dystopian novel? Wikipedia, at least, begs to differ.

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Msouth [edit: Thanks for your answer, @Marc . I didn't realize that different editions had distinct descriptions.]

My question was posted in response to the following URL, linked just to the right of this question in the current page layout:

It says: "The first dystopia ever, it started asking uncomfortable questions about individuals, collectives, revolutions, progress — and the collectives’ rights to individuals’ souls in the name of revolutions and progress."

It says it's the kindle edition. Someone might want to fix it. It would be better for goodreads to figure out how to use a single description for multiple editions when appropriate, which is probably "pretty often".
Marc It appears the description either was updated or the description of one of the editions for this novel should be updated. At present the description says "WE is a classic dystopian novel" and also has:

    Before Brave New World...

    Before 1984... There was...


While We (1921) predates the other two books (1931 and 1949) that statement allows for other dystopian novels that predate We.
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