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Black Beauty - a book by Sewell, Anna

Black Beauty

Black Beauty( )
Author: Sewell, Anna
ISBN:978-1-84135-844-4
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Award Publications Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

With a white star on his forehead and one white foot, Black Beauty is a handsome horse, spirited but kind. After carefree days of galloping in the meadow, Beauty is sold and his turbulent life as a working horse begins. Through times of both happiness and

Book Details
Pages:239
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Horses
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.031 x 7.722 Inches
Author Biography
Sewell, Anna (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.

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