Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

Black Beauty

Paperback, 203 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase

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Anna Sewell's 1877 classic is an animal autobiography narrated by a handsome horse who experiences hardship and kindness at the hands of many owners over the course of his life.

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Generations of children and adults have loved Anna Sewell's Black Beauty. With vivid detail and simple, yet lyrical prose, Black Beauty describes both the cruelty and kindness that an ebony-colored horse experiences through his lifetime — from the open pastures in the English countryside to the cobblestone grit of 19th-century England. Sewell wanted the reader to see the world from a horse's point of view and so Black Beauty tells his own story in these pages. His wise

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