A Series of Unfortunate Events

novel series by Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of 13 books written for children by the author Lemony Snicket. They tell the story of three unlucky orphans (Violet Baudelaire, Klaus Baudelaire, and Sunny Baudelaire) and their lives after the death of their parents. The main villain of the books is Count Olaf who wants to steal Baudelaires' inheritance (the money their parents left behind). Count Olaf uses many disguises to get their fortune.

A Series of Unfortunate Events
AuthorDaniel Handler (under the pen name of Lemony Snicket)
IllustratorBrett Helquist
Cover artistBrett Helquist
CountryUnited States
GenreChildren's, black comedy, gothic, absurdist fiction and Mystery
Publication date
September 30, 1999 – October 14, 2006

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In 2004, there was a movie version, "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon movies, starring Jim Carrey as Count Olaf.

In 2012, a new series from Lemony Snicket named All the Wrong Questions was written. The series tells the story of Lemony Snicket, a member of a group named V.F.D which is an important part of the series, when he was a child.

In 2016, the series was broadcast through Netflix (children's section).

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