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Lemony Snicket is a pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970). Snicket is the author of several children's biographies, serving as the narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events (his best-known work) and appearing as a character within the series. Because of this, the name Lemony Snicket may refer to both a fictional character and a real person. This article deals primarily with the character. As a character, Snicket is a harried, troubled writer and researcher falsely accused of felonies and continuously hunted by the police and his enemies, the fire-starting side of the secret organization Volunteer Fire Department ( V.F.D. ). As a child he was kidnapped and inducted as a "neophyte" into V.F.D., where he was trained in rhetoric and sent on seemingly pointless missions while all connections to his former life, apart from his siblings Jacques and Kit (who were also kidnapped and inducted), were severed.
Ruth White (born 1942) is an American author. She won a Newbery Honor in 1997 for her book Belle Prater's Boy . [ edit ] Biography When Ruth was six years old, her father, who was a coal miner, was killed in a brawl (and the attacker sent to prison for 20 years). Her mother moved to a place near the town of Whitewood, Virginia . When Ruth was in the eighth grade the family moved to Michigan, but Ruth returned to Grundy to finish high-school while living with an aunt and uncle.
I was born in the Appalachian hills of Virginia, which is the setting for Belle Prater's Boy and The Search for Belle Prater . I lived there until I graduated from high school and went away to college. Though I left the hills, they never left me. My memories of those years are quite vivid. I have always referred to that time as both traumatic and wonderful. I get most of my ideas for my stories from those memories of my childhood home, the small coal-mining town of Grundy, Virginia.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ( pron.: / ˈ tʃ ɑr l z ˈ l ʌ t w ɪ dʒ ˈ d ɒ dʒ s ən / CHARLZ LUT -wij DOJ -sən ; [ 1 ] [ 2 ] 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll ( /ˈkærəl/ KARR -əl ), was an English writer, mathematician , logician , Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass , as well as the poems " The Hunting of the Snark " and " Jabberwocky ", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense . He is noted for his facility at word play , logic, and fantasy, and there are societies in many parts of the world (including the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and New Zealand [ 3 ] ) dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life. [ edit ] Antecedents Dodgson's family was predominantly northern English, with Irish connections.