History Literature / ASeriesofUnfortunateEvents

20th Jun '17 5:06:17 AM lalaTKG
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* MocksteryTale: Basically the gist of the series. The protagonists are attempting to uncover a number of mysteries related to their parents' death and a mysterious organization V. F. D. which they were members of; the reader is expecting that the ending books will provide the answers. However, the final book called The End has an entirely different focus; eventually, the whole series turn out to be more of a coming-of-age story than mystery fiction, and one of the author's points is that the world is full of unanswered questions.

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* MocksteryTale: Basically the gist of the series. The protagonists are attempting to uncover a number of mysteries related to their parents' death and a mysterious organization V. F. D. which they were members of; the reader is expecting that the ending books will provide the answers. However, the final book called The End has an entirely different focus; eventually, the whole series turn turns out to be more of a coming-of-age story than mystery fiction, and one of the author's points is that the world is full of unanswered questions.
20th Jun '17 3:12:41 AM lalaTKG
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** The connection to his name and [[EasterEgg Edgar Allen Poe's association with tuberculosis]]

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** The connection to his name and [[EasterEgg Edgar Allen Poe's association with tuberculosis]]tuberculosis]].
20th Jun '17 3:10:30 AM lalaTKG
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* TotallyRadical: In-universe, Count Olaf's disguise as Detective Dupin in Book 7 comes off this way. Mainly he overuses the word "cool" (always accompanied by a finger snap) and wears an over-the-top cool outfit with sequined pants and sunglasses.


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* TotallyRadical: In-universe, Count Olaf's disguise as Detective Dupin in Book 7 comes off this way. Mainly he overuses the word "cool" (always accompanied by a finger snap) and wears an over-the-top cool outfit with sequined pants and sunglasses.
20th Jun '17 3:09:16 AM lalaTKG
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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Mr. Poe's sister, the editor of ''The Daily Punctilio'', as noted in ''The Unauthorized Biography''. She fired Lemony Snicket for trashing Esme's terrible acting in a play (and for an unstated reason that Lemony fails to print before he's caught in the newspaper's printing rooms), hired a shock-value journalist named Geraldine Julienne, and openly engages in telling falsehoods in print. [[spoiler:After getting trapped in a basement, she sends a distress telegram to Mr. Poe; within it she confesses that she falsified tales in ''The Daily Punctilio''. Unfortunately for her, Mr. Poe has been taking [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard Geraldine Julienne's advice about not reading telegrams]] and sends them to said journalist without reading, along with the distress telegram that the Baudelaires sent him in ''The Hostile Hospital''. It's implied that she dies in that basement with no one but Geraldine Julienne ]]

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Mr. Poe's sister, the editor of ''The Daily Punctilio'', as noted in ''The Unauthorized Biography''. She fired Lemony Snicket for trashing Esme's terrible acting in a play (and for an unstated reason that Lemony fails to print before he's caught in the newspaper's printing rooms), hired a shock-value journalist named Geraldine Julienne, and openly engages in telling falsehoods in print. [[spoiler:After getting trapped in a basement, she sends a distress telegram to Mr. Poe; within it she confesses that she falsified tales in ''The Daily Punctilio''. Unfortunately for her, Mr. Poe has been taking [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard Geraldine Julienne's advice about not reading telegrams]] and sends them to said journalist without reading, along with the distress telegram that the Baudelaires sent him in ''The Hostile Hospital''. It's implied that she dies in that basement with no one but Geraldine Julienne Julienne.]]
20th Jun '17 3:04:44 AM lalaTKG
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** One of Olaf's [[PaperThinDisguise paper thin disguises]] is that of ship captain, Captain Sham

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** One of Olaf's [[PaperThinDisguise paper thin disguises]] is that of ship captain, Captain ShamSham.
20th Jun '17 3:03:39 AM lalaTKG
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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Every book ends with exactly the same formula: There's a full-page picture containing a clue to the plot of the next book; comical bios for the author and illustrator, with a [[PlotBasedPhotographObfuscation obscured picture]] of the former and a themed illustration of the latter; and a letter from Lemony Snicket to his editor explaining where to pick up the manuscript for the next book, along with several items related to it.

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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Every book ends with exactly the same formula: There's a full-page picture containing a clue to the plot of the next book; comical bios for the author and illustrator, with a an [[PlotBasedPhotographObfuscation obscured picture]] of the former and a themed illustration of the latter; and a letter from Lemony Snicket to his editor explaining where to pick up the manuscript for the next book, along with several items related to it.
19th Jun '17 6:32:35 PM lalaTKG
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* ComicBookTime: A possible/subtle example. Duncan and Isadora say they spent three semesters at the academy before the Baudelaires arrive. "The Slippery Slope" later establishes the Quagmire fire as happening after "The Reptile Room". Excluding the last Chapter, Violet and Klaus only have one birthday each throughout the series.
28th May '17 3:42:50 PM Eagal
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The series has received acclaim, fame, and success since its 1999 debut, spawning [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2004 an Oscar-winning movie]] and a video game based off of said movie. {{Lemony|Narrator}} Snicket {{narrat|or}}es throughout, providing commentary, anecdotes, and advice - usually against reading any more of his history of the Baudelaire orphans. While the movie never moved past one installment (based on the first three books), Creator/{{Netflix}} [[http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/ obtained the film rights]] and adapted the books into [[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017 a live-action series]], which premiered on Friday the 13th of January 2017, with Barry Sonnenfeld and Handler himself as showrunners; Creator/PatrickWarburton portrays Lemony Snicket, and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris plays Count Olaf.

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The series has received acclaim, fame, and success since its 1999 debut, spawning a [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2004 an Oscar-winning movie]] and a video game based off of said movie. {{Lemony|Narrator}} Snicket {{narrat|or}}es throughout, providing commentary, anecdotes, and advice - usually against reading any more of his history of the Baudelaire orphans. While the movie never moved past one installment (based on the first three books), Creator/{{Netflix}} [[http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/ obtained the film rights]] and adapted the books into [[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017 a live-action series]], which premiered on Friday the 13th of January 2017, with Barry Sonnenfeld and Handler himself as showrunners; Creator/PatrickWarburton portrays Lemony Snicket, and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris plays Count Olaf.
21st Mar '17 2:05:21 PM Az_Tech341
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*** Also notable, ''The Beatrice Letters'' seems to imply that [[spoiler:at least one of the non-malevolent adults from the series, Charles, is still alive after the Hotel Denoument fire. He's also never likely to realize that Sir is undeserving of his love]], but you take what you can get in a series where the closest thing to a happy ending is the unconfirmed implication that someone didn't drown or burn to death.

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*** Also notable, ''The Beatrice Letters'' seems to imply [[spoiler: implies that [[spoiler:at at least one of the non-malevolent adults from the series, Charles, is still alive after the Hotel Denoument fire. He's also never likely to realize that Sir is undeserving of his love]], but you take what you can get in a series where the closest thing to a happy ending is the unconfirmed implication that someone didn't drown or burn to death.love]].
21st Mar '17 10:38:51 AM GranChi
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* TotallyRadical: In-universe, Count Olaf's disguise as Detective Dupin in Book 7 comes off this way. Mainly he overuses the word "cool" (always accompanied by a finger snap) and wears an over-the-top cool outfit with sequined pants and sunglasses.
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