Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is a classic. It was originally published on 24th November 1877. The book has been widely read by children and adults alike. Balck Beauty is a biography of a horse.
Black Beauty spends his youth in a loving home, surrounded by friends and cared for by his owners. But when circumstances change, he learns that not all humans are so kind. Passed from hand to hand, Black Beauty witnesses love and cruelty, wealth and poverty, friendship, and hardship. Will the handsome horse ever find a happy and lasting home? Carefully retold in clear contemporary language, and presented with delightful illustrations, these favorite classic stories capture the heart and imagination of young readers.
About the author
Anna Sewell was a kind and generous woman whose great love for horses and desire to see them better treated resulted in the most celebrated animal story of the nineteenth century.
Born into a strict Quaker family who lived at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, she was brought up to believe in the importance of self-reliance, moral responsibility, and ‘tender consideration for the Creatures of God’. From an early age, she developed a strong love of animals and abhorred any form of cruelty towards them.