A Series of Unfortunate Events


A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of children's novels (or novellas) by Lemony Snicket (the pen name of American author Daniel Handler) which follows the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents' death in an arsonous house fire. The children are placed in the custody of their distant cousin Count Olaf, who begins to abuse them and openly plots to embezzle their inheritance. After the Baudelaires are removed from his care by their parents' estate executor, Arthur Poe, Olaf begins to doggedly hunt the children down, bringing about the serial slaughter and demise of a multitude of characters.

The entire series is actively narrated by Snicket, who makes numerous references to his mysterious, deceased love interest, Beatrice. Both Snicket and Beatrice play roles in the story along with Snicket's family members, all of whom are part of an overarching conspiracy known to the children only as "V.F.D."

(source: Wikipedia)

 

Added by 2012-01-29 (Fantasyfan) | Edited by 2012-01-29 (Fantasyfan)
Others non-spefi books (13)
1999  The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
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1999  The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2)
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2000  The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)
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2000  The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4)
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2000  The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #5)
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2001  The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #6)
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2001  The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7)
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2001  The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #8)
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2002  The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #9)
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2003  The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #10)
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2004  The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #11)
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2005  The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #12)
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2006  The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #13)
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