A Series of Unfortunate Events

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A Series of Unfortunate Events  
Author Daniel Handler (under the pen name of Lemony Snicket)
Illustrator Brett Helquist
Cover artist Brett Helquist
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Children's, black comedy, gothic, absurdist fiction and Mystery
Publisher HarperCollins
EgmontUK
Release date September 30, 1999 – 13 Oct, 2006
Pages Varies

A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of 13 books written for children by 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.

In 2004, there was a movie version 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.

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