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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)

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  • 8 Have read

Published by HarperCollins Publishers in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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

Edition Notes

Series
A series of unfortunate events -- bk. 1
Genre
Juvenile fiction

The Physical Object

Pagination
162 p. :
Number of pages
162

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23243635M
Internet Archive
badbeginning00snic
ISBN 10
0439227585, 006075589X, 0064407667, 0060283122, 0061146307
ISBN 13
9780064407663
LC Control Number
99014750
Library Thing
1748
Goodreads
2535949
65115
297671
1117792
78413
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May 29, 2009 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from Collingswood Public Library MARC record.