The Bad Beginning - A Series of Unfortunate Events (Paperback)
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The Bad Beginning - A Series of Unfortunate Events (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 03/09/2012
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Waterstones Says

The first grisly, gruesome and gothic instalment in A Series of Unfortunate Events introduces the tragic Baudelaire orphans and the despicable Count Olaf, not to mention a host of miserable moments and descriptions of despair that you couldn’t possibly want to read about – could you?

Dear reader, There is nothing to be found in Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-selling series to read. But if you insist on discovering the unpleasant adventures of the Baudelaire orphans, then proceed with caution...

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. In The Bad Beginning, the siblings encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast.

In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Despite their wretched contents, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' has sold 60 million copies worldwide and been made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey. And now things are poised to get much worse, thanks to the new Netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris. You have been warned. Are you unlucky enough to own all 13 adventures? 

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781405266062
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 186 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Perhaps A Series of Unfortunate Events is so special simply because Handler saw children as people. He took his readers seriously' – Guardian ‘Lemony Snicket is the new Harry Potter’ – Entertainment Weekly ‘Deliciously wicked and wonderful’ – The Times ‘Lemony Snicket is a publishing phenomenon’ – Independent ‘Harry Potter’s worst nightmare’ – Evening Standard

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“Great Introduction To The Series.”

This is a great introduction to the series!

The writing style is one which you can easily come to love in next to no time at all. It is a writing style you very rarely see, something I’d love to see much more of... More

Paperback edition
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“childhood favourite”

i am lucky enough to own every book in the series in hardback which are now very rare. I read these books when i was alot younger and could never put them down, they were always so exciting and thrilling. i used to... More

Paperback edition
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“The Beginning Starts Here”

Lemony Snicket plays the role of the narrator as if he is actually in the book, apparently he is so shocked by the lives of the Baudelaire children he feels it is his sole duty to report these events in the form of a... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 102

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