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Letter 143

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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 143
RecipientRayner Unwin
DateJanuary 22, 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.

Summary

Tolkien tells Rayner Unwin he will send Book III, the first part of 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 Cirith Ungol is completely overshadowed by that of the Dark Tower and Minas Tirith.