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The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings: Part Two (Lord Of The Rings #2) [Paperback]

By J. R. R. Tolkien (Author)
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Frodo must carry the One Ring through the ghostly borders of Mordor, Land of the Enemy, and back to the Fire which can destroy its evil powers.

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The prequel to The Lord of the Rings--"The Hobbit--"is now a major motion picture directed by Peter Jackson
The Fellowship is scattered. Some are bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some are contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam are left to take the accursed One Ring, ruler of all the Rings of Power, to be destroyed in Mordor, the dark realm where Sauron is supreme. Their guide is Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.
Thus continues the bestselling epic that began in "The Fellowship of the Ring, "and which reaches its magnificent climax in "The Return of the King."

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The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings: Part Two (Lord Of The Rings #2) by J. R. R. Tolkien has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Beyond the Cover Author Interv - 09/01/2000 page 5
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1992 page 723
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1995 page 526
  • Booklist - 02/15/1992 page 1101

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Item Specifications...

Pages   416
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.88" Width: 4.26" Height: 1.14"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 12, 1986
Publisher   Del Rey
Series  Lord Of The Rings  
Series Number  2  
ISBN  0345339711  
ISBN13  9780345339713  

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More About J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.

J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892 and died in 1973.

J. R. R. Tolkien has published or released items in the following series...
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Lord of the Rings: the two towers  Oct 24, 2006
honestly, I love this book, and yes I have seen the movie and I would much rather read the book again. I wanted to read it because my dad had mentioned a few scenes from the novel that weren't in the book and they sounded very interesting, so i decided to read the novel and it was amazing, of course, I started from "the Fellowship of the Ring", which i will report on next quarter but i really decided to do this book because of the 3 books, the two towers really is a good median of action and beginings. I would recommend this novel to anyone, it appeals to kids from 10 to people that have lived their days to 100, it is wonderful and i think you should consider reading this triumpful novel. -725 pages-
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  Oct 11, 2006

I read The Lord of the Rings the Two Towers. I liked it because it was a very action-packed book. It was a very adventurous book also! One of my favorite parts is the Battle of Helms Deep. I think this book is like a war book because of all the battles Aragorn, Legolas and Gimili have to go through while searching for Merry and Pippin. Then Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimili have to battle Orcs, Goblins, and Ura-khai in their adventurous battle for mankind! I would recomend this book for people who like fantasy books.
The Darkest Hour  Sep 9, 2006
The middle novel of the Rings trilogy opens with the tragic (though decidedly heroic) death of a second member of the Company, and sees the small band that stands in opposition to Sauron entering its darkest hour. Gandalf, the Company's leader, has at the end of the last novel, fallen in combat with the dreaded balrog; Bormoir has been slain at the start of this book, in desperate battle with a group of orks; the Company is diminished by losses, its members scattered, and Aragorn feels himself a failure in the face of the backsets that have been delivered upon him and his comrades. Where many might abandon a mission that surely seems lost, Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas continue on in pursuit of the hobbits Merry and Pippin, captured by Orks in service to the traitorous wizard Saruman, while Frodo and Sam push on into the foul land of Mordor, home of the Dark Lord and location of the volcanic Mt. Doom, into whose fires the pair intend to cast the One Ring, which has brought so much misery onto Middle Earth. In this oft-disrespected second volume, a reader comes to understand the full depth of Saruman's enslavement by Sauron, recoils as Frodo allows the despicable Smeagol to travel along on his journey, comes to meet the ancient ents, and delves full-force into the battle of Helm's Deep, a conflict which stands to decide nothing less than the fate of the world.
Also the Best!!  Aug 7, 2006
As with the Fellowship, this is a really terrific book. Mr. Inglis has the perfect voice for these readings (referring to the whole series). Highly recommend to other fans.
only a ninnyhammer would neglect this novel [no spoilers]  Jul 24, 2006
"The Two Towers" continues "The Lord of the Rings" history in two books after the breaking of the Fellowship of the Ring as the first part follows Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, and Merry and Pippin the Hobbits seeing as the second half addresses the eventful journey of Frodo and Samwise the Hobbits towards the land of Mordor. The author expertly introduces more fascinating creatures, timeless scenarios, and awesome battles in a dark and ominous fantasy.

Continuing the creative progression, amazing entities such as an Ent or objects like the palantir provide further depth to a phenomenal epic. Insight into the menacing Enemy forces arrayed against the good people of Middle-earth is realized with the many layers of deception and intrigue while maintaining a sensible yet young reading level. Shocking reunions and unforgettable events deliver quality entertainment with subtle environmental messages.

Unlike most novels, "The Two Towers" divides the separate group plotlines from the original Fellowship instead of intermixing them down a chronological perspective. The method might be confusing but minor references and a moderately short time span helps organize the proceedings.

The collection I own has "The Hobbit" along with all books of "The Lord of the Rings" and contains inside the final novel a comprehensive appendices and index, the ultimate standard for any author wishing to compile a comprehensive series. As with about every film-based novel, I would suggest at least not watching the movie prior to reading the book if not forgoing the movie (although it is one of the greatest movies of all time) thereby leaving the story entirely to the imagination.

I highly recommend the book collection to any fan of the fantasy genre.

Thank you.

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