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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.


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.