Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 96 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 in
Published: May 4, 1993
Publisher: Dover Publications
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0486275701
ISBN - 13: 9780486275703
About the Book
Beloved classic tells the moving story of a horse's experiences at the hands of many owners, revealing as much about human conduct and the social ills of the time as it does about the treatment of animals. Abridged.
From the Publisher
Suspenseful, deeply moving account of a horse''s experiences at the hands of many owners, written as the animal''s autobiography, and revealing as much about human conduct and the social ills of the time as it does about the treatment of animals. The most celebrated animal story of the 19th century. Abridged.
About the Author
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.
From Our Editors
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters