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Dune – Plot Overview

Dune is based on a complex imagined society set roughly 20,000 years in the future. The setting is the year 10,191, and human beings have spread out and colonized planets throughout the universe. On the planet Caladan, Duke Leto of the House of Atreides is preparing to leave for his new position as the governor …

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Dune – Book I

From the beginning through Paul’s meeting with Dr. Yueh Summary “A duke’s son must know about poisons. . . . Here’s a new one for you: the gom jabbar. It kills only animals.” (See Important Quotations Explained) Dune begins on the planet Caladan, which is ruled by Duke Leto of the House of Atreides. The …

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Dune – Book I (continued)

From Paul’s meeting with the duke to Paul’s concern over Mohiam’s warnings Summary We learn from the introductory biographical note, as well as from Dr. Yueh’s own thoughts, that he is the traitor to the Atreides. Paul is joined by his father, Duke Leto, in the training room. Leto admits that they are walking into …

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Dune – Book I (continued)

From Hawat’s interception of the baron’s note to Kynes’s discussion of Arrakis’s ecology Summary Baron Harkonnen’s plans are coming to fruition: Thufir Hawat, the master of assassins, intercepts a note, allegedly from the baron to Lady Jessica, that implicates her in a plot to betray Duke Leto. The duke does not believe the allegation, but …

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Dune – Book I (continued)

From Duncan’s drunk visit to the end of Book I Summary A drunk Duncan Idaho, the swordmaster, stumbles into the Atreides castle. Jessica chastises Duncan, who in his drunken state reveals that he suspects that Jessica is a spy for the Harkonnens. Jessica, shocked, calls Hawat to meet with Duncan. She confronts him with his …

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Dune – Book II

From the beginning of Book II to Rabban’s arrival as the ruler of Arrakis Summary “This is the bond of water. We know the rites. A man’s flesh is his own; the water belongs to the tribe.” (See Important Quotations Explained) Paul is still in the tent, revealing the vast extent of his newfound powers …

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Dune – Book II (continued)

From Paul and Jessica’s ride through the sandstorm to Paul’s meeting with Chani Summary “We must depend not so much on the bravery of individuals, you see, as upon the bravery of a whole population.” (See Important Quotations Explained) After four hours of riding through the sandstorm, Paul and Jessica finally fly out and discover …

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Dune – Book II (continued)

From Stilgar leading Jessica and Paul to the Fremen stronghold to Lady Fenring’s plans to seduce Feyd-Rautha Summary Stilgar and the rest of the Fremen lead Paul and Jessica to a Fremen stronghold. Although Jessica has successfully competed against him, Stilgar advises her not to challenge his authority, because the Fremen would not trust her …

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Dune – Book II (continued)

From Paul and Jessica going to Sietch Tabr through Chani leading Paul away to make love Summary The drug had him again and he thought: So many times you’ve given me comfort and forgetfulness. (See Important Quotations Explained) The Fremen lead Paul and Jessica to Sietch Tabr, the home of Stilgar and his particular troop …

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Dune – Book III

From the beginning of Book III to Paul teaching the smugglers a lesson Summary Two years have passed since the events in Book II. Baron Harkonnen fumes as he rushes through his private quarters searching for his guard captain. A slave boy whom the baron had been enjoying attempts to kill the baron. The baron …

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