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Letter 143

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


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 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.