Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Book rating: 05 Paperback Puffin Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Anna Sewell, Introduction by Meg Rosoff

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  • Publisher: Puffin Classics
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 175mm x 20mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 23 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141321032
  • ISBN 13: 9780141321035
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: b & w line
  • Sales rank: 10,450

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Black Beauty is a Puffin Classic by Anna Sewell. Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive...With a wonderful introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff, Black Beauty is one of the twelve best-loved classic stories being launched in the newly branded Puffin Classics series in March 2008. Anna Sewell (1820-78) was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Black Beauty, her only book, was completed and published in 1877, just a few months before she died, so she did not live to know of the book's huge success. Apart from being a good story, Black Beauty was instrumental in changing people's attitudes towards horses, and domestic animals in general. The Puffin Classics: Red Badge of Courage; Anne of the Island; Wuthering Heights; Anne of Avonlea; Kidnapped; What Katy Did; The Happy Prince; David Copperfield; Robin Hood; Peter Pan; The Secret Garden; Black Beauty; The Call of the Wild; Huckleberry Finn; Sherlock Holmes; Little Lord Fauntleroy; The Wizard of Oz; Just So Stories; Treasure Island; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Little Women; Oliver Twist; The Wind in the Willows; The Secret Garden; and, the Princess and the Goblin.

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Anna Sewell (1820-78) was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Black Beauty, her only book, was completed and published in 1877, just a few months before she died, so she did not live to know of the book's huge success. Apart from being a good story, Black Beauty was instrumental in changing people's attitudes towards horses, and domestic animals in general.

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By hagar 18 Mar 2012 5

One of the most intellectual books I have ever read.