The Two Towers

The Two Towers : Being the Second Part of the Lord of the Rings

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A rare recording featuring Tolkien himself reading exciting selections and singing enchanting songs from the awesome trilogy of books whose literary light will never fade more

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 144.78 x 218.44 x 33.02mm | 498.95g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0395489334
  • 9780395489338
  • 216,166

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In the First Part of The Lord of the Rings, 111-year-old Bilbo Baggins (hero of The Hobbit) passed along his magical ring to his orphaned nephew, Frodo--unwittingly setting its original owner, the horrible Gollum, on his trail. Lest the ring fall into evil hands, Frodo sought to destroy it at the Mountain of Fire in the enemy land of Mordor. He convened the Companions of the Ring to carry out this perilous mission, but his brave band has been scattered, beset by orc-soldiers, and in the Second Part, as 'the great Darkness' descends, Frodo himself has mysteriously more

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"The author has intimate access to an epic tradition of Germanic history, civilized by the gentler genius of modern England." The New York Times "Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and new creatures, from the beauty of Lothlorien to the horror of Mordor, adventures to hold us spell-bound, and words of beauty and evocation to bring all vividly before us." -- Sunday Telegraphshow more