The two towers

Front Cover
Unwin Paperbacks, Mar 31, 1986 - Fiction - 442 pages
Epos, waarin mythische, nauw aan de mens verwante wezens het rijk van de boze machten binnengaan om een onheilspellende ring onschadelijk te maken.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

BOOK THREE The Departure of Boromir
11
The Riders of Rohan
21
The Urukhai
52
Copyright

19 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1986)

A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits. Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as attested to by, among other works, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse:English Text of the Anciene Riwle. Hos latest work, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, was never before published. It was written while Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford during the 1920's and 1930's before The Lord of the Rings.

Bibliographic information