Black Beauty (Hardcover)

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    Anna Sewell was born in 1820 into a Quaker family whose respect for horses was out of step with the common view of the time, that animals should be worked until they dropped. Disabled in a fall at age fourteen, she lived all her life with her parents but became an expert carriage driver and, as editor and stern critic, helped her mother, Mary Wright Sewell, become a successful author of evangelical children’s books. She wrote Black Beauty, her only book, in the last years of her life, as a plea for more humane treatment of horses. She died in 1878, a year after the novel was published to wide acclaim.

    Black Beauty tells the story of the horse’s own long and varied life, from a well-born colt in a pleasant meadow, to an elegant carriage horse for a gentleman, to a painfully overworked cab horse. Throughout, Sewell rails—in a gentle, nineteenth-century manner—against animal maltreatment. Young readers will follow Black Beauty’s fortunes, good and bad, with gentle masters as well as cruel. Children can easily make the leap from horse–human relationships to human–human relationships, and begin to understand how their own consideration of others may be a benefit to all.

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    ISBN 9781905716418
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 238
    Publisher Date 2012-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Collectors Library
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 6.25 in
    Wdth 4.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.35 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Collector's Library
    Edition Detail Unabridged
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Sewell, Anna

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