RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 41070636 LA English T1 The Bad Beginning A1 Snicket, Lemony,, Helquist, Brett,, YR 1999 SN 0060283122 9780060283124 0064407667 9780064407663 9780062206046 0062206044 9780807288474 0807288470 AB 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. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them-tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge suddenly became available in a shameful new edition so sensational, so irresistible, so riddled with lurid new pictures that even a common urchin would wish for it. Who among us would be safe? -- Publisher description.