A Series of Unfortunate Events #1
The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans!
Publication Date: May 8, 2007
Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them—tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge suddenly became available in a shameful new edition so sensational, so irresistible, so riddled with lurid new pictures that even a common urchin would wish for it. Who among us would be safe?
Begin at the beginning—even if it is a bad one—with the first in A Series of Unfortunate Events, now even more disposable in paperback!
Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Composer Is Dead.