Lemony Snicket is the pen name of US author Daniel Handler (1970-) , who has created a Victorian Gothic world where the story of three orphans is told – in somewhat of a dark humoured, sarcastic way – in 13 books making up the A Series of Unfortunate Events series. First published in 1999, the books have gained critical and commercial acclaim worldwide – selling over 60 million copies in more than 40 languages, and leading to a film and television series, as well as a computer game and plenty of varied merchandise.
The series follows Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire after their parent’s death in a fire, when they are placed in the custody of Count Olaf, a horrible old relative who tries his hardest to steal their inheritance. As the children attempt to flee and become their own people, mysteries are unveiled around their family history, and conspiracies involving the Volunteer Fire Department (V.F.D.), a secret society.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books
The series includes 13 novels as follows below:
- The Bad Beginning (1999)
- The Reptile Room (1999)
- The Wide Window (2000)
- The Miserable Mill (2000)
- The Austere Academy (2000)
- The Ersatz Elevator (2001)
- The Vile Village (2001)
- The Hostile Hospital (2001)
- The Carnivorous Carnival (2002)
- The Slippery Slope (2003)
- The Grim Grotto (2004)
- The Penultimate Peril (2005)
- The End (2006)
Key Characters in Lemony Snicket’s books
As a nom de plume, Lemony Snicket has only written books in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series. The 13 books have a consistent case of key characters, including:
And that’s all Lemony Snicket books in order, organized by their category. Did you have any idea Lemony Snicket wrote quite so many books?