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Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse (1877)

by Anna Sewell

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A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.
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I have always loved classic children's literature and have read much of it. This particular book is one of my favorites and I think it is equally good when you it as an adult or as a child. The characters are engaging and realistic and the story draws you in. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
Okay, maybe I just really like horses. ( )
  jobinsonlis | May 11, 2021 |
My Early Home - The first place that I can well remember was a large, pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water- lillies grew at the deep end. Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our masters house, which stood by the roadside; at the top of the meadow was a grove of fir-trees, and at the bottom a running brook, overhung by a steep bank.
  taurus27 | Apr 19, 2021 |
One that I never read in childhood, but it really is very good. Narrated by the eponymous horse, this follows him through a succession of homes, good and bad; he tells the stories of horses he meets along the way, and draws the reader's attention to the evils of certain horse tack; uncaring drivers; and the economic clime, whereby impoverished coachmen are forced to overwork their animals to make ends meet.
I picked up a sense that this could well be said to picture slavery (Ms Sewell was an abolitionist)...the good ...and the cruel masters, the overwork and brutality... ( )
  starbox | Mar 14, 2021 |
I don't know how I missed this as a child when I used to read all the Marguerite Henry books about horses. I learned so much about taking care of horses and what they must go through. I'm not even sure if I want to ride one again. Fortunately, we do not have to depend on them for transportation anymore. I liked how Jerry stood his ground of not working on Sunday, and then was rewarded in the end. The writing was good and the book would probably appeal to anyone who is interested in horses from older child to adult. ( )
  eliorajoy | Mar 6, 2021 |
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Anna Sewellprimary authorall editionscalculated
Aldin, CecilIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To my dear and honoured Mother, whose life, no less than her pen, has been devoted to the welfare of others, this little book is affectionately dedicated.
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The first place that I can well remember, was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it.
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.... there is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham....’ — Chapter 13, last paragraph.
… remember, we shall all have to be judged according to our works, whether they be toward man or toward beast. — Chapter 11 – Plain speaking
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isbn 0140300643 associated with the novel, not the abridgement.

ISBN 0140366849 is a Puffin edition of Black Beauty.
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ISBN 0689842554 is an Aladdin Classics edtion of Black Beauty.
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A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

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A horse's story,
Man's kindness and Man's cruelty,
Black Beauty feels both.
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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141321032, 0141808357, 0141334886, 0143106473

Tantor Media

2 editions of this book were published by Tantor Media.

Editions: 1400100127, 1400108616

Urban Romantics

2 editions of this book were published by Urban Romantics.

Editions: 1909438987, 1909438995

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