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The two towers

The two towers

Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973

Tolkien's invention of strange people, curious incidents and miraculous doings, is poured out into this second volume of his trilogy. As the story goes on the world of the Rings grows more vast and mysterious and crowded with curious figures

Paperback, Book. English. Fantasy fiction. Young adult fiction.
Published London: Collins, 2001
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Statement of responsibility: by J.R.R. Tolkien
ISBN: 0007129718, 9780007129713
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Film tie-in.
Note: Originally published: London: Allen & Unwin, 1954.
Physical Description: x, 404-725p. : maps ; 20 cm.
Series: The Lord of the Rings ; pt. 2; Collins modern classics
Subject: Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Fiction.

Author note

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Description

The Two Towers is the second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings, voted Book of the Century in major polls.

The Company of the Ring is sundered. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone that is, save for a mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

Reviews

`The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.' Sunday Times

`A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.' New Statesman

`Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.' Evening Standard

Back cover copy

The Company of the Ring is sundered. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone that is, save for a mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.