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The Two Towers, Illustrated Edition (Lord of the Rings Part 2)

The Two Towers, Illustrated Edition (Lord of the Rings Part 2)

by J. R. R. Tolkien


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The standard hardcover edition of the second volume of The Lord of the Rings includes a large format fold-out map. Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin — alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618260591
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2002
Series: Lord of the Rings Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 134,975
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Date of Birth:

January 3, 1892

Date of Death:

September 2, 1973

Place of Birth:

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)

Place of Death:

Oxford, England


B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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“Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron.”—C.S. Lewis

“A masterful story—an epic in its own way—with elements of high adventure, suspense, mystery, poetry and fantasy.” Boston Herald

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