The Two Towers: J.R.R. Tolkien: Book 2 (The Lord of the Rings)

The Two Towers: J.R.R. Tolkien: Book 2 (The Lord of the Rings)

by J.R.R.Tolkien (Author)


The second part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, "The Lord of the Rings", featuring a cover image from the film. Impossible to describe in a few words, J.R.R. Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world convincing in its detail. Tolkien created a vast new mythology in an invented world which has proved timeless in its appeal. Reissued to celebrate the release of the major motion picture trilogy, these A-format paperbacks incorporate images from the films on the covers. This is the second installment, "The Two Towers", in which the Fellowship is sundered. While Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli attempt to rescue the hobbits, Merry and Pippin, Frodo and Sam must journey into Sauron's desolate land of Mordor unprotected and alone.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
Edition: 01
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 17 Apr 2007

ISBN 10: 0261102362
ISBN 13: 9780261102361
Book Overview: 'The Two Towers' is the second part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece 'The Lord of the Rings'. This paperback edition has the classic black cover featuring Tolkien's own design and includes the definitive edition of the text. / Publicity coverage will be extensive on the back of the launch of the new book 'Children of Hurin' published at the same time. / Marketing will not only target the Tolkien/fantasy genre fans but also the wider audience that have seen the films and bought the DVDs. Activity includes a newly designed consumer focused website, online promotions and 3rd party partnerships. / The second volume of Tolkien's great masterwork that is the undisputed Book of the Century and considered one of the greatest works of imaginative fiction in the English language. / This new edition sports an exciting new jacket by renowned fantasy artist Geoff Taylor.
Prizes: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Media Reviews

`Tolkien's invention of strange peoples, curious incidents, miraculous doings, is poured out in this second volume of his trilogy as exuberantly and convincingly in a dreamlike way, as ever. As the story goes on the world of the Ring grows more vast and mysterious and crowded with curious figures, horrible, delightful or comic. The story itself is superb.' The Observer

`Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.' Sunday Telegraph

Author Bio

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.