“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”: A Series of Unfortunate Events, each are signed, dated and embossed by Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events Set: 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, The End.
Snicket, Lemony (AKA Daniel Handler).$4,200.00
Item Number: 1070
New York: Harper Trophy, 1999-2006.
First editions, first printings of each of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events. Small octavos, original illustrated boards. Each are signed, dated and embossed by Lemony Snicket. Each of the thirteen volumes are in fine condition. Also included is a signed first edition of “Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography.” A beautiful signed set.
Critics have compared the Snicket oeuvre to Edward Gorey, the Brothers Grimm and Roald Dahl. They are melodramatic gothic-style cliffhangers, darkly lighthearted books with a contemporary sardonic wit The inventive use of irony and language, including defining big words shows that "kids have a nose for literature that is often underestimated" (New York Times).