Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

byAnna SewellRead byRalph Cosham

December 1, 2011|
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell
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From its first publication in 1877, Black Beauty has been one of the best-loved animal stories ever written. The dramatic and heartwarming tale is told by the magnificent black horse himself, from his idyllic days on a country squire’s estate to his harsh fate as a London cab horse and his merciful rescue by two kindly old ladies.

Filled with vivid anecdotes about animal intelligence, the novel derives a special magic from the love of all creatures, great and small, apparent on every page. But the book’s lasting impact comes from its descriptions of a human society struggling to find the goodness within itself and its plea for kindness to all creatures—a message so powerful that this favorite classic began a crusade for animal welfare that continues to this day.



ANNA SEWELL was born in England in 1820. As a young girl, she witnessed great and frequent abuse of horses. A knee injury at fourteen left her disabled, but she rode and drove horses very well, controlling them with voice alone, never a whip. She wrote Black Beauty in her fifties and died about a year after it was published in 1877. Th...
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Title:Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a HorseFormat:Audio Book (CD)Product dimensions:5 pages, 5.7 X 5.2 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:5 pages, 5.7 X 5.2 X 0.75 inPublished:1 décembre 2011Publisher:Blackstone AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1455136417

ISBN - 13:9781455136414

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