Black Beauty

December 1, 2015|
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
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Continuously in print and translated into multiple languages since it was first published, Anna Sewell''s Black Beauty is a classic work of children''s literature and an important text in the fields of Victorian studies and animal studies. Writing to "induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses," Sewell realistically documents the working conditions of Black Beauty, who moves down the social scale from a rural carriage horse to a delivery horse in London. Sewell makes visible and tangible the experience of animals who were often treated as if they were machines. Though she died shortly after it was published, Sewell''s book contributed significantly to late nineteenth-century campaigns for humane treatment of horses and remains a seminal anti-cruelty text today.

The Broadview Press edition reproduces the first edition of 1877, restoring material often abridged in other modern editions. Appendices include materials on contemporary animal-rights movements, "equine management," and Victorian understandings of animal emotions.

Kristen Guest is Associate Professor of English at the University of Northern British Columbia.
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Title:Black Beauty
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:248 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.47 in
Shipping dimensions:248 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.47 in
Published:December 1, 2015
Publisher:Broadview Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781554812882

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