Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Paperback Wordsworth Classics

By (author) Anna Sewell

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 16mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853261092
  • ISBN 13: 9781853261091
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 11,290

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Anna Sewell's Black Beauty was an immediate success on its publication in 1877, and has gone on to sell an estimated 50 million copies. Black Beauty is a horse with a fine black coat, a white foot and a silver star on his forehead. Seen through his eyes, the story tells of his idyllic upbringing and the hardship and cruelty he suffers subsequently, before finding security and happiness in a new home. Black Beauty is one of the most popular children's books ever written.

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Editorial reviews

Never before has this favorite been so handsomely, and appropriately, illustrated. Keeping (d. 1988), a master draftsman who illustrated 300 books, including all of Dickens, has provided a bountiful number of drawings (some subtly touched with color), combining piercing caricature, compassion, and a sure eye for the horses' beauty, movement, and (at the worst of times) plight. A masterpiece of illustration, capturing the book's drama and period while rising nobly above its sentimentality. (Kirkus Reviews)

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This large print rendition of this timeless classic will delight younger readers with illustrations by Van Gool.