This file is more than a collection of esoteric documents chronicling the unhappy lives of several children. No! When taken together, it forms a complete history of injustice, as demonstrated by a wicked villain, his treacherous girlfriend, and various well-meaning yet ineffectual authority figures who help him, intentionally or unintentionally, along the way. I even gave it my own title. I call it, The Complete History of Injustice or Odious Lusting After Fortunes.

Odious Lusting After Finance (known in the TV series as The Complete History of Injustice or Odious Lusting After Fortunes), was a book featured in The Penultimate Peril. It was created as a result of detailed research on the lives of the Baudelaire orphans and their misfortunes that was said to contain enough evidence to lock Count Olaf, his associates, and possibly much of the Fire-Starting side of V.F.D. away in prison.


Jerome Squalor wrote the book and said it is about the injustices of the world. According to Jerome, it "chronicles the history of greedy villains, treacherous girlfriends, bungling bankers, and all the other people responsible for injustice."

It was submitted to the High Court by Jerome at the Hotel Denouement to prove that the Baudelaires are innocent.

TV series

In the TV series, it was written by Justice Strauss, although Jerome and other sources helped her compile the information in it.


  • Taking the first letter of each of the words in the title spells "OLAF".
  • It was used as kindling to burn the Hotel Denouement.



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