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DUNE

by Herbert Frank

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About This Item

New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1984. First Putnam edition. With the two page map of Arrakis. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth over blue boards, the spine lettered in gilt, in the original dustjacket. 517 pp. A fine copy indeed, very bright, the jacket with virtually no wear and only trivial signs of age. FIRST EDITION AND THE FIRST BOOK IN HERBERT’S EPIC SERIES, AND ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS OF ALL TIME. This finely produced Putnam edition attests to the near cult-like popularity that Frank Herbert had found with his complex story since its original publication in 1965. The story of Paul Atreides on the desert planet Arrakis had become one of the most famous and best selling novels of the genre. In 1975, it was voted by Science Fiction readers as the greatest novel ever, over such classics as LORD OF THE RINGS, 1984, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND, and etc.

Synopsis

The first in the epic science fiction series of the same name, Dune is set on the desert planet Arrakis, host to "the Spice" - the most important resource in the universe, needed for interplanetary travel and coveted for its effects on longevity and granting incredible psychic powers among humans. Amidst an intergalactic power struggle, would-be heir to the planet's stewardship Paul Atreides is cast out into the desert to die following a coup. Joining a group of zealots called the Fremen, Paul soon becomes considered their messiah - Mahdi - and recognizes in them a formidable fighting force with whom he can retake control of Arrakis. Dune won both the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Nebula Award for Best Novel.

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Bookseller
Buddenbrooks, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
25047
Title
DUNE
Author
Herbert Frank
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1984

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Cloth
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gilt
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fine
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spine
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jacket
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