A Series of Unfortunate Events - Genre


This series is most commonly classified as children's fiction, but it has also been classified in more specific genres such as gothic literature, or some variety thereof, whether it is mock-gothic, a satire of gothic literature, neo-Victorian or "suburban gothic".

Other genres that the series have been described as are absurdist fiction, because of its strange characters, improbable storylines and black comedy. They have also been classified as 'steampunk', in that they involve anachronistic settings and technology, but can also be classified as adventure.

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