The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings: Part Two by Tolkien, J. R. R.
J. R. R. Tolkien

The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings: Part Two -- J. R. R. Tolkien

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The middle novel in The Lord of the Rings--the greatest fantasy epic of all time--which began in The Fellowship of the Ring, and which reaches its magnificent climax in The Return of the King.

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

The Fellowship is scattered. Some brace hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Others must contend with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam are left to take the One Ring, ruler of the accursed Rings of Power, to be destroyed in Mordor, the dark realm where Sauron is supreme. Their guide is Gollum, deceitful and obsessive slave to the corruption of the Ring.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Published: 08/12/1986
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 6.88h x 4.26w x 1.14d
ISBN: 9780345339713

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.3
Point Value: 23
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 5295 / Two Towers

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 02/15/1992 pg. 1101
Beyond the Cover Author Interv 09/01/2000 pg. 5

About the Author

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.