A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

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

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The 1789th greatest fiction book of all time


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  1. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))

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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the First) (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Volume one) 1st (first) edition by Lemony Snicket published by Scholastic Inc. (2000) [Paperback] Paperback 2737154 $3.98 $3.94 1905
The Trouble Begins - A Box of Unfortunate Events Books 1-3 (The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window) Paperback 2621672 $79.00
By Lemony Snicket The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the First) (Unabridged) Audio CD 772881 $26.95 $13.56 2003
A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 1-3 with Bonus Material: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window Kindle Edition 37878 $15.29 2011
A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 1-13 with Bonus Material: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The ... Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, The End Kindle Edition 46285 $64.99 2011
A Series Of Unfortunate Events Collection 13 Books Set Pack Paperback 364052 $40.38
By Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning: The Short-Lived Edition (Reprint) [Hardcover] Hardcover 1424320 $18.37 $14.64 2012
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) Hardcover 38015 $1.89 $0.01 1999
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the First) Audio CD 147779 $7.63 $2.66 2003
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning Kindle Edition 11324 $6.99 2009
The Cumbersome Collection (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-11) [SHRINK WRAPPED] Hardcover 915966 $151.27 $69.99 2004
The Horrendous Heap (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-12) Hardcover 1833465 $99.50 2005
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) Paperback 1430337 $0.01 $0.01
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning Netflix Tie-in Edition Hardcover 17184 $8.73 $9.92 2017
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) (text only) by L. Snicket,B. Helquist Hardcover 910399 $6.00 $1.99
The Bad Beginning, Movie Tie-in Edition (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) Hardcover 953575 $4.99 2004
The Bad Beginning - A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Book The First Hardcover 1509028 $87.75 $3.79
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Paperback 2021896 $35.94 $0.79 2010
The Bad Beginning: A Multi-Voice Recording (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) Audio CD 2291691 $9.99 $2.01 2004
The Loathsome Library: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-6 (The Bad Beginning; The Reptile Room; The Wide Window; The Miserable Mill; The Austere Academy; The Ersatz Elevator) Hardcover 2855647 $58.50 $51.17 2005
The Bad Beginning, Movie Tie-in Edition (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) Paperback 3368185 $0.30 $0.01 2004
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning: The Short-Lived Edition Hardcover 376938 $1.99 $0.01 2012
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) Paperback 1957505 $0.81 $0.01
Series of Unfortunate Events #1 Multi-Voice CD, A:The Bad Beginning CD Low Price (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Audio CD 2559430 $6.98 $2.99 2007
The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) Paperback 17348 $3.25 $1.36 2007
The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13) Hardcover 14806 $93.99 $30.31 2006
The Trouble Begins, Movie Tie-in Edition: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-3 (The Bad Beginning; The Reptile Room; The Wide Window) Hardcover 3456993 $25.00 $2.54 2004
A Library of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-10 (The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, The Carnivorous Carnival, The Slippery Slope) [SHRINK WRAPPED] Hardcover 5570337 $100.00 $210.48 2003
Les Desastreuses Aventures des Orphelins de Baudelaire : Tome 1: Tout Commence Mal (French edition of A Series of Unfortunate Events : Volume 1 : The Bad Beginning Paperback 5330899 $26.96 $273.19 2000
[ The Bad Beginning (Series of Unfortunate Events (Random House Audio) #01) [ THE BAD BEGINNING (SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO) #01) ] By Snicket, Lemony ( Author )Sep-09-2003 Compact Disc CD-ROM 1302311 $16.23 $545.35 2003
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) (A Series of Unfortunate Events, 1) Hardcover 595003 $39.87 $13.45 2003
The Trouble Begins: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-3 (The Bad Beginning; The Reptile Room; The Wide Window) Hardcover 151584 $25.58 $2.03 2001
By Lemony SnicketThe Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1)[Paperback] May 8, 2007 Paperback 762052 $9.48 $4.17