In Youth I Have Known One (Edgar Allan Poe)

How often we forget all time, when lone Admiring Nature's universal throne; Her woods - her winds - her mountains - the intense Reply of Hers to Our intelligence! I. In youth I have known one with whom the Earth In secret communing held - as he with it, In daylight, and in beauty, from … Continue reading In Youth I Have Known One (Edgar Allan Poe)


13. The End

The Baudelaire orphans and Count Olaf flee the burning Hotel Denouement after burning it down. After surviving a storm, they find themselves on a coastal shelf of an island inhabited by a mysterious group of people. They are first greeted by a little girl, Friday. Count Olaf, who had previously proclaimed himself king of Olaf-Land, … Continue reading 13. The End

12. The Penultimate Peril

The book starts off where The Grim Grotto left off. The Baudelaires are traveling with pregnant Kit Snicket in a taxi to the Hotel Denouement and after serving them some lunch, she leaves the Baudelaires to start their new jobs as flâneurs, with concierge uniforms to use as disguises. The siblings meet Frank and Ernest, … Continue reading 12. The Penultimate Peril

11. The Grim Grotto

The book begins where The Slippery Slope left off, with the Baudelaires traveling on a collapsing toboggan down the Stricken Stream of the Mortmain Mountains, leaving Quigley Quagmire floating in the opposite direction. They are washed into the ocean where they are caught on a submarine. They enter the submarine, which they discover is the … Continue reading 11. The Grim Grotto

10. The Slippery Slope

The book starts where The Carnivorous Carnival left off. Klaus and Violet are rolling down a steep mountainside in an out-of control caravan, while Sunny is held captive by Count Olaf and his henchmen. Violet devises a brake for the caravan by using the hammocks as a drag chute and spreading sticky foods on the … Continue reading 10. The Slippery Slope

9. The Carnivorous Carnival

The story begins with the Baudelaires still hiding in the trunk of Count Olaf's car, listening to Count Olaf and his troupe discuss their plans. They talk about a woman named Madame Lulu. Madame Lulu has told Count Olaf where the Baudelaires are hidden each time they move. Count Olaf and his troupe depart the … Continue reading 9. The Carnivorous Carnival

8. The Hostile Hospital

The book begins where the previous one left off, with the three Baudelaire children (Violet, Klaus, and Sunny) escaping the Village of Fowl Devotees. Soon, however, they encounter a general store called Last Chance General Store, and are kindly taken in by the shopkeeper (Milt), who lets them send a telegram to Mr. Poe. A … Continue reading 8. The Hostile Hospital

7. The Vile Village

The book begins when the Baudelaires are in Mr. Poe's office, looking at The Daily Punctilio (a poorly written newspaper full of lies about the Quagmires and Count Olaf). Mr. Poe gives a brochure to the Baudelaire orphans about a new program allowing an entire village to serve as guardian, based on the saying "It … Continue reading 7. The Vile Village

6. The Ersatz Elevator

The Baudelaire children walk with Mr. Poe to their new home on 667 Dark Avenue. It is very dark, due to the fact that there are giant trees blocking out sunlight. When the Baudelaires enter the apartment building, they find that elevators are "out" (not out of order) which means they have to use the … Continue reading 6. The Ersatz Elevator

5. The Austere Academy

The book begins with the Baudelaire orphans and Mr. Poe on the grounds outside of the school, Prufrock Preparatory School (Prufrock Prep for short). Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire meet Carmelita Spats, a rude girl who calls the Baudelaire orphans "cakesniffers". Mr. Poe tells the children to go to Vice Principal Nero's office. On their … Continue reading 5. The Austere Academy