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Letter 143

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.

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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.