Author(s): J. R. R. Tolkien
The second part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, now in B format paperback with a black cover based on Tolkien's own design. This B format edition, now sporting the black cover based on Tolkien's own design, tells the story of Frodo and the Companions of the Ring, who 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 the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, 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 were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin -- alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.
The second part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover designed to complement the new 'History of Middle-earth' series. * Soon to be a USD300 million film trilogy from New Line Cinema -- the movie event of the decade * Part Two of Tolkien's great masterwork * One of the greatest works of imaginative fiction in the English language * The acknowledged Book of the 20th Century * Eyecatching new covers designed to perfectly complement the new 'History of Middle-earth' series. * Text corrections make this most up-to-date reissue the definitive version of Tolkien's 'The Two Towers'.
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.
'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 'Extraordinarily imaginative, and wholly exciting' The Times 'The story itself is superb' Observer 'A most remarkable feat' Guardian 'An astonishing imaginative tour de force' Daily Telegraph
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.