Black Beauty

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Courier Corporation, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
25 Reviews
Suspenseful, deeply moving tale, narrated from the horse's point of view, follows Black Beauty from his carefree days as a colt through a variety of experiences at the hands of many owners some sensitive and gentle, others thoughtless and cruel. A memorable story for animal lovers of all ages.
  

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

This a very touching novel by Anna Sewell who described the abuse of bearing rein in the horses. Nowadays this question of mistreatment of animals is becoming a harsh reality even in the XXI century. A movie was made based on this book Black Beauty (1994). Read full review

Review: Black Beauty (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

User Review  - Rashel Seva - Goodreads

It was really touching. And it gives you hope all through the struggles in life, there would always bring peace. Read full review

Contents

PART
1
My Breaking
7
A Fair Start
14
Ginger
20
Merrylegs
28
Plain Speaking
37
The Devils TradeMark
44
The Old Hostler
50
A Humbug
110
PART THREE 32 A Horse Fair
113
A London Cab Horse
117
An Old War Horse
121
Jerry Barker
126
The Sunday Cab
132
The Golden Rule
137
Dolly and a Real Gentleman
141

John Manlys Talk
57
Only Ignorance
65
The Parting
71
PART TWO 22 Earlshall
74
A Strike for Liberty
78
The Lady Anne or a Runaway Horse
81
Reuben Smith
87
How It Ended
91
Ruined and Going Downhill
94
A Job Horse and His Drivers
97
Cockneys
101
A Thief
107
Seedy Sam
145
Poor Ginger
149
The Butcher
152
The Election
155
A Friend in Need
157
Old Captain and His Successor
161
Jerrys New Year
165
PART FOUR 46 Jakes and the Lady
171
Hard Times
175
Farmer Thoroughgood and His Grandson Willie
179
My Last Home
183
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Anna Sewell, March 30, 1820 - April 25, 1878 Anna Sewell was on March 30, 1820 in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. She was raised a Quaker by her father a bank manager and her mother, a children's novelist. At the age of fourteen, Sewell hurt her knee during a fall and the injury never healed right. Even though she could not walk well, she could still ride horses and drive a horse drawn buggy. It was this form of freedom that sparked her concern for the welfare of horses. She wrote "Black Beauty" when she was in her fifties, but died a year after it was published in 1877. While she never earned much from the book while she was alive, after her death, the novel snowballed into a something extraordinary. The book was about the abuses horses sustained in their lifetimes, but was told from the unique viewpoint of the horse. Even though the book was intended for children, it impacted all generations and caused everyone who read it to take a look at the inhumane treatment horses received. In the one hundred plus years since "Black Beauty" had been published, over 30 million copies have been printed. At least eight motion pictures have been made based on the novel and it is a well known children's classic. Anna Sewell died on April 25, 1878 in Old Catton, Norfolk.

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