From political disenfranchisement to economic disaster to environmental panic, every generation feels like they're living through end-times.
It may be no consolation to say the anxieties of today are often echoes of the past, but revisiting books that tackled topics like the immigration crisis or rising social inequality in another era can be a way of getting a fresh perspective on today.
Here's a selection of classic novels and non-fiction that offer just that. The best bit? They're all great reads to boot.