Dune (40th Anniversary Edition)

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Penguin, Aug 2, 2005 - Fiction - 544 pages
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Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
 

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Have you ever had to travel away from home? Sure, you have been on a road trip, but imagine having to travel away from your home planet!! That is what Paul Atreides, a fifteen-year-old teenager experienced. Dune is a memorable story because of the original story, tragic history, and magnificent science fiction. It is very imaginative because of the magnificent, fictitious story plot like a war between worlds and the inventive technology such as travel spaceships. It’s references to different cultures also make it a good story because it uses words such as jihad and using Christian references. It is also tragic because of all the deaths such as a child and doctor because of betrayal or the loss of family like the dad and uncle. The hatred each faction has for each other makes the story depressing and sad. Finally, the science fiction binds the whole story together because it has space machines, time traveling, and future tellers. Dune teaches readers to fight for what they believe in and to remember not to forget family and past-on loved ones. This is Jeremy from the Jar of Creation. 

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a great book indeed a amazing book a great book all around

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Contents

DUNE
1
MUADDIB
197
THE PROPHET
353
The Ecology of Dune
477
The Religion of Dune
484
Report on Bene Gesserit Motives and Purposes
492
The Almanak enAshraf Selected Excerpts of the Noble Houses
495
Terminology of the Imperium
497
Afterword
521
Copyright

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