Black Beauty is a novel by English author Anna Sewell written around 1877. The story is told in the first person and is a fictional autobiographical memoir told from the perspective of a horse named Black Beauty.
The story follow this horses life, from his young days on an English farm with his mother, to the more dreadful years of pulling cabs in London, and ending with his happy retirement in the country. The book at the time of its publication, somewhat inadvertently helped gain justice for mistreated animals (specifically horses) in the London cab industry, as well as to help those cab drivers combat unfair government regulations.
It has sold over 50 million copies making one of the best-selling books of all time.
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|Grouping Author||anna sewell|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
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|display_description||HarperCollins is proud to present a range of best-loved, essential classics. '…we call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.' When his beloved owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty leaves his life as a young, care-free colt behind him and embarks on a working life of misery. Cruelly treated by his new masters, Anna Sewell rails against animal mistreatment in this poignant tale of a horse whose spirit can not be broken. - Highly collectible, these must-have classics should feature in every family's home library. - Striking and recognisable black and white cover designs, achieving stand-out on the bookshelves against the competition. Features include: - A glossary of Classic Literature: Words and Phrases, adapted from the Collins English Dictionary. - A Life & Times section, detailing information about the author, their work and the time of publication. - A History of Collins, exploring the heritage and established reputation of Collins as a publisher of Classic fiction. Competition: The Railway Children; Heidi (Illustrated); The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book (Children'S Classics); Little Women; What Katy Did. E. (Edith) Nesbit;Johanna Spyri; Rudyard Kipling; Louisa May Alcott; Susan Coolidge;|
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Black Beauty -- (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction
Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Horses -- Fiction
Horses -- Juvenile fiction
Black Beauty Anna Sewell
Black Beauty [electronic resource] Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878.
Black Beauty [electronic resource] Sewell, Anna.
Black beauty [electronic resource] / Anna Sewell