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Lemony Snicket

Author of The Bad Beginning

134+ Works 176,595 Members 2,485 Reviews 223 Favorited

About the Author

Lemony Snicket is the pen name of Daniel Handler, who was born on February 28, 1970. As Lemony Snicket, he is the author of and appears as a character in the children's book series A Series of Unfortunate Events. He has also written or contributed to other works using this pen name including Baby show more in the Manger, The Lump of Coal, The Composer Is Dead, and Where Did You See Her Last?. Under his real name, Handler is the author of several books for adults including The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and Adverbs. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning (1999) 21,434 copies
The Reptile Room (1999) 15,170 copies
The Wide Window (1999) 13,682 copies
The Miserable Mill (2000) 12,363 copies
The Austere Academy (2000) 11,640 copies
The Hostile Hospital (2001) 10,943 copies
The Ersatz Elevator (2001) 10,605 copies
The Carnivorous Carnival (2002) 10,227 copies
The Slippery Slope (2003) 10,038 copies
The Vile Village (2001) 9,845 copies
The Grim Grotto (2004) 8,944 copies
The End (2006) 8,910 copies
The Penultimate Peril (2005) 8,843 copies
Why We Broke Up (2011) 1,651 copies
The Beatrice Letters (2006) 1,438 copies
The Dark (2013) 1,124 copies
Adverbs (2006) 973 copies
The Basic Eight (1999) 891 copies
The Composer Is Dead (2009) 509 copies
The Lump of Coal (2009) 464 copies
Watch Your Mouth (2002) 378 copies
Poison for Breakfast (2021) 363 copies
We Are Pirates (2015) 340 copies
13 Words (2010) 310 copies
The Blank Book (2004) 194 copies
The Bad Mood and the Stick (1991) 163 copies
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 (2014) — Introduction; Editor — 144 copies
All the Dirty Parts (2017) 139 copies
Goldfish Ghost (2017) 117 copies
Girls Standing on Lawns (1656) 86 copies
Swarm of Bees (2019) 78 copies
Bottle Grove (2019) 55 copies
Baby in the Manger (2007) 5 copies
Veleno a colazione (2023) 3 copies
Delmonico 2 copies
Naturally 2 copies
Letters 1 copy
Shouldn 1 copy

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contributor — 769 copies
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories (2004) — Contributor — 671 copies
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contributor — 628 copies
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events [2004 film] (2004) — Original book — 574 copies
The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily (1945) — Introduction, some editions — 540 copies
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contributor — 279 copies
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Contributor — 238 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 (2005) — Contributor — 190 copies
New American Haggadah (2012) — Contributor — 184 copies
Who Done It? (2013) — Contributor — 135 copies
McSweeney's Issue 34 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Contributor — 109 copies
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contributor — 97 copies
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition (2007) — Contributor — 75 copies
Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy (2009) — Contributor — 71 copies
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contributor — 61 copies
Guys Read: Heroes and Villains (2017) — Contributor — 46 copies
69 Love Songs (1999) — Contributor — 32 copies

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Reviews

Re-read (Pajama Storytime) May 2024

Laszlo is afraid of the dark, though he often goes down to the basement to say hello to it, thinking that if he visits the dark there, the dark won't visit him in his room at night. But one night, the dark does visit Laszlo, and invites him to come downstairs...into the basement...and open the bottom drawer in the chest of shelves...which is full of light bulbs! Klassen's stark art and Snicket's whimsically ominous (or ominously whimsical) text pair perfectly here.… (more)
 
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JennyArch | 90 other reviews | May 20, 2024 |
A great intro to philosophy.
 
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kayleerom | 7 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 492 other reviews | May 9, 2024 |
Curious why this was so popular back when these were being published, I checked one out from my library. I wasn't to inspired to read it when the first page warned me that if I am attached to happy endings I should move along, but I was curious how it could be popular if it was unhappy and hoped the author was fibbing. No, he kind of wasn't. But I might read the next one anyway. :-)
 
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TraSea | 492 other reviews | Apr 29, 2024 |

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Statistics

Works
134
Also by
26
Members
176,595
Popularity
#29
Rating
3.8
Reviews
2,485
ISBNs
1,555
Languages
34
Favorited
223

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