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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter, dated [[January 22]], [[1954]], was sent to [[Rayner Unwin]]. Tolkien tells him he will send Book III, the first part of [[The Two Towers|Volume II]], carefully corrected. Book IV would follow later. Tolkien expresses some doubt in the title - ''The Two Towers'' - as the opposition between [[Orthanc]] and [[Tower of Cirith Ungol|Cirith Ungol]] is completely overshadowed by that of the [[Barad-dûr|Dark Tower]] and [[Minas Tirith (Gondor)|Minas Tirith]].
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Tolkien told [[Rayner Unwin]] he would send Book III, the first part of [[The Two Towers|Volume II]], carefully corrected. Book IV would follow later. Tolkien expressed some doubt in the title - ''The Two Towers'' - as the opposition between [[Orthanc]] and [[Tower of Cirith Ungol|Cirith Ungol]] was completely overshadowed by that of the [[Barad-dûr|Dark Tower]] and [[Minas Tirith]].
 
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Latest revision as of 10:22, 11 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 143
RecipientRayner Unwin
Date22 January 1954
Subject(s)The Lord of the Rings, publication

Letter 143 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien told Rayner Unwin he would send Book III, the first part of Volume II, carefully corrected. Book IV would follow later. Tolkien expressed some doubt in the title - The Two Towers - as the opposition between Orthanc and Cirith Ungol was completely overshadowed by that of the Dark Tower and Minas Tirith.