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The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Book 2) (original 1954; edition 1981)

by J.R.R. Tolkien (Author)

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Title:The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings, Book 2)
Authors:J.R.R. Tolkien (Author)
Info:Ballantine Books (1981), 447 pages
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The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien (Author) (1954)

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3.5 stars.
Den var lite långsam en stund där i mitten. Bäst tyckte jag nog om Merry och Pippin.
Det slutade bra med en cliffhanger där på slutet. ( )
  litetmonster | Jan 25, 2019 |
In the second volume, the hobbits and the rest continue ... marching on. Sometimes they interrupt the marching to argue about where they should be marching next and occasionally kill an orc.

One other thing I find annoying by this series is the unwavering adulation of royalty. All kings are tall and fair and the absolutely brilliant rulers of their realms. When they are not, it is not their fault, because they are being influenced by an evil force or dark magic. When such magic is lifted, the kings are restored to their full glory, as evidenced in this particular volume. ( )
  matija2019 | Jan 8, 2019 |
The strongest of the three LotR books, which is so unusual for a middle-of-the-trilogy book. In the first half, multiple plotlines weave together, with each moving forward at a bracing pace (Helm's Deep is ONE CHAPTER!!). In the second half, we focus in on Sam and Frodo and their third wheel, Gollum, and their close relationships and inner motivations are explored. They're very different, but they balance SO well, leaving the story poised on the edge of the multiple climaxes coming in Return of the King.

I listened to the Recorded Books audiobook version, and let me tell you, Rob Inglis had me KEENING for Sam in the aftermath of Shelob. I've spent 36 hours with his voice at this point, and I'm looking forward to doing it again and again in coming years. ( )
  epaulettes | Jan 3, 2019 |
It was okay. I can't really understand all the locations they mention. All i know is rivendell, the shire, and mordor. ( )
  JohnLambrechts | Sep 24, 2018 |
Two down, one to go! Go Sam, go! ( )
  omgitsafox | Jul 23, 2018 |
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That 'The Lord of the Rings' should appeal to readers of the most austere tastes suggests that they too now long for the old, forthright, virile kind of narrative... the author has had intimate access to an epic tradition stretching back and back and disappearing in the mists of Germanic history, so that his story has a kind of echoing depth behind it...
 

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Tolkien, J. R. R.Authorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andersson, ErikTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beagle, Peter S.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blok, CorCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Domènech, LuisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gaughan, JackCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hildebrandt, GregCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hildebrandt, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Horne, MatildeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Howe, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Inglis, RobNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juva, KerstiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lauzon, DanielTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ledoux, FrancisTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, AlanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ohlmarks, ÅkeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Olsson, LottaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palencar, John JudeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pennanen, EilaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schuchart, MaxTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sweet, DarrellCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
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Aragorn sped on up the hill. Every now and then he bent to the ground. Hobbits go light, and their footprints are not easy even for a Ranger to read, but not far from the top a spring crossed the path, and in the wet earth he saw what he was seeking.
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"Not asleep, dead".
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J.R.R. Tolkien's complete work The Lord of the Rings consists of six Books, frequently bound in three Volumes, as follow:
  • Volume I: The Fellowship of the Ring, consisting of Book 1, "The Ring Sets Out" and Book 2, "The Ring Goes South";
  • Volume II: The Two Towers, consisting of Book 3, "The Treason of Isengard," and Book 4, "The Ring Goes East"; and
  • Volume III: The Return of the King, consisting of Book 5, "The War of the Ring," and Book 6, "The End of the Third Age," with Appendices.
This LT Work consists of Volume II, The Two Towers; please do not combine it with any other part(s) or with Tolkien's complete work, each of which have LT Works pages of their own.

CAUTION: It appears that most copies of the title O Senhor dos Anéis: As Duas Torres in Portuguese translation are the complete Volume II of "The Lord of the Rings," published in English as The Two Towers. However, a Brazilian edition of the same title reportedly includes only the first part (of two) of Volume II, roughly corresponding to Book Three of the larger Work, The Treason of Isengard; see O Senhor dos Anéis. Please be mindful of the difference, and only combine records for Works having the same content. Thank you.
This is the facing page English and Serbian edition. It is diifferent from the 2016 edition which includes the Corrigan Poems
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The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor–the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.
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