Dune - Book 1 (pgs. 1-46) Summary & Analysis

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Book 1 (pgs. 1-46) 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.

As House Atreides prepares to leave the planet Caladan, which they have governed for 26 generations, an ancient, bird-eyed crone pays a visit to examine the boy Paul and determine if he may be the "Kwisatz Haderach." Paul's mother, Lady Jessica, treats the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam obsequiously. Paul, who pretends to be asleep, wonders about Mohiam's words and his mother's past in the Bene Gesserit sisterhood, before becoming the duke's concubine. He wonders about the desert planet, Dune or Arrakis, where they are moving. Their mortal enemies, the Harkonnens, have been...

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