Black Beauty

Black Beauty

By (author) Anna Sewell

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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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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 16mm | 140.61g
  • 01 Jan 1998
  • Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Herts
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1853261092
  • 9781853261091
  • 12,005

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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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Back cover copy

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

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