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Editor’s Note

“Sensationally spellbinding...”

Begin at the beginning of this wonderfully weird, impressively imaginative, sprawling series by master wordsmith Snicket, whose spellbinding prose captivates readers of all ages.
Niree N.
Scribd Editor

Dear Reader,

I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

Topics: Orphans, Adventurous, Dark, Death, Siblings, Gothic, Whimsical, Metafiction, Made into a Movie, Melodramatic, Absurdist , Childhood, Family, Suspenseful, Macabre, 20th Century, Spooky, Black Humor, Inheritance, Exciting, Greed, and Illustrated

Published: HarperCollins on Mar 17, 2009
ISBN: 9780061757099
List price: $3.99
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