Black Beauty

Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

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Overview


Perhaps the most celebrated animal story of the nineteenth century, Black Beauty is the suspenseful and deeply moving account of a horse's experiences at the hands of many owners — some, sensitive riders who treated him gently; others, cruel drivers who thoughtlessly inflicted lasting damage.
Written as the animal's autobiography, and as an appeal for the humane treatment of horses, Anna Sewell's beloved classic reveals as much about human conduct and the social ills of the time as it does about the treatment of animals. Scenes from the lives of both the landed gentry and the impoverished working class offer a subtle but well-rounded perspective of social conditions in England during the late nineteenth century.
Animal lovers of all ages will cherish this memorable story, now available in this unabridged, modestly priced edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781975646837
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2017
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 779,024
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author


Anna Sewell (1820–78) suffered a childhood injury to both ankles that forced her to rely upon horse-drawn transportation for the rest of her life. Sewell's love of horses and concern for their humane treatment inspired the creation of her only book, Black Beauty, which has touched the hearts of generations of readers since its 1877 publication.
Cecil Aldin (1870–1935) is renowned for his paintings of animals and rural life as well as for his book and magazine illustrations of equestrian scenes. An avid sportsman and Master of Foxhounds, he served as a Remount Purchasing Officer during World War I and was active in training horses for army service.

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My Early Home
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Table of Contents

Part 1

1 My Early Home 11

2 The Hunt 14

3 My Breaking In 18

4 Birtwick Park 23

5 A Fair Start 26

6 Liberty 30

7 Ginger 32

8 Ginger's Story Continued 37

9 Merrylegs 41

10 A Talk in the Orchard 44

11 Plain Speaking 49

12 A Stormy Day 52

13 The Devil's Trade Mark 56

14 James Howard 60

15 The Old Ostler 63

16 The Fire! 66

17 John Manly's Talk 71

18 Going for the Doctor 75

19 Only Ignorance 79

20 Joe Green 81

21 The Parting 85

Part 2

22 Earlshall 91

23 A Strike for Liberty 95

24 The Lady Anne 99

25 Reuben Smith 106

26 How it Ended 109

27 Ruined, and Going Down-hill 112

28 A lob-horse and His Drivers 116

29 Cockneys 120

30 A Thief 125

31 A Humbug 128

Part 3

32 A Horse Fair 133

33 A London Cab Horse 138

34 An Old War Horse 142

35 Jerry Barker 148

36 The Sunday Cab 153

37 The Golden Rule 157

38 Dolly and a Real Gentleman 160

39 Seedy Sam 164

40 Poor Ginger 168

41 The Butcher 170

42 The Election 173

43 A Friend in Need 175

44 Old Captain and His Successor 179

45 Jerry's New Year 183

Part 4

46 Jakes and the Lady 191

47 Hard Times 195

48 Farmer Thoroughgood and His Grandson Willie 199

49 My Last Home 204

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"[Simon Vance's] narration makes a heartfelt story into a listening experience for the family to share together." —-AudioFile

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