Black Beauty

Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell, Lauren St John

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Overview

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure. This edition of Black Beauty features illustrations by Cecil Aldin and an afterword by author and conservationist Lauren St. John.

Black Beauty enjoys a carefree upbringing in a pleasant meadow with his mother, where his gentle first master trains him well – until he is reluctantly forced to sell him. Through a long and varied life, Black Beauty passes from one owner to the next; some treat him well, others are so cruel that they inflict lasting damage.

Anna Sewell’s biographical novel about a horse is one of the bestselling books of all time, and her depiction of Victorian society’s harsh treatment of animals inspired significant changes to animal welfare in both the UK and America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781509881192
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 09/06/2018
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library , #14
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Anna Sewell was born in 1820 into a Quaker family whose respect for horses was out of step with the common view of the time. Disabled in a fall at the age of 14, Anna lived all her life with her parents but became an expert carriage driver and, as editor and stern critic, helped her mother Mary Wright Sewell become a successful author of evangelical children’s books. Anna wrote Black Beauty, her only book, in the last years of her life as a plea for more humane treatment of horses. She died in 1878, a year after the novel was published to wide acclaim.
Anna Sewell was born in 1820 into a Quaker family whose respect for horses was out of step with the common view of the time, that animals should be worked until they dropped. Disabled in a fall aged 14, Anna lived all her life with her parents but became an expert carriage driver and, as editor and stern critic, helped her mother, Mary Wright Sewell, become a successful author of evangelical children's books. Anna wrote Black Beauty, her only book, in the last years of her life, as a plea for more humane treatment of horses. She died in 1878, a year after the novel was published to wide acclaim.
Lauren St John grew up surrounded by horses, cats, dogs and a pet giraffe on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, Africa, the inspiration for her bestselling White Giraffe series. At 17, she spent a year working in the UK as a veterinary nurse before becoming a sports and music journalist. Dead Man's Cove, the first in her Laura Marlin Mysteries series, won the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. A passionate conservationist, Lauren is an ambassador for the Born Free Foundation and founder of the Authors4Oceans anti-plastics campaign. When not writing or rescuing leopards, she is a full-time valet to her not-in-the-least-demanding Bengal cat, Max.

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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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