‘He's behind you!’: Reflections on Repetition and Predictability in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

@article{Butt2003HesBY,
  title={‘He's behind you!’: Reflections on Repetition and Predictability in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events},
  author={Bruce Butt},
  journal={Children's Literature in Education},
  year={2003},
  volume={34},
  pages={277-286}
}
  • Bruce Butt
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Business
  • Children's Literature in Education
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TLDR
It is likely that your answers will reveal A Series of Unfortunate Events to be ill-suited for your personal use and a librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to suggest books more appropriate for your fragile temperament.