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Overview

Author

Frank Herbert

Year Published

1965

Type

Novel

Genre

Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Dune is told by a third-person omniscient narrator who shifts in and out of characters' thoughts.

Tense

Dune is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The title Dune refers to the planet on which most of the action takes place. Though the planet is officially named Arrakis, it is also known as Dune because it is a sandy, desertlike planet with little water.

Summary

This study guide for Frank Herbert's Dune offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents, Q&A pairs, and flashcards created by students and educators.

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