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Dune Summary
Frank Herbert

Everything you need to understand or teach Dune by Frank Herbert.

  • Dune Summary & Study Guide
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  • 30 Dune Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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Dune Summary

Plot Summary

Dune is the story of an "offworld" noble Family. Their world is violently shattered, but their young scion adapts to the ways of his new planet, assumes religious and military leadership, optimizes his powers of prescience to see the plot against him, and utterly defeats his foes.

The Emperor Shaddam IV orders House Atreides from its water-rich ancestral home, Caladan, to the desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. Paul Atreides, by age 15, is adept at the mental and physical training provided by his Bene Gesserit mother, Jessica, and the famed warriors Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho. Paul passes a test of his humanity administered by Jessica's former teacher, and could be the expected "Kwisatz Haderach, the one who can be many places at once". Meanwhile, on the planet Giedi Prime, the Duke's cousin, the obese Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, whose House Shaddam ousts from rich Arrakis, plots against...

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