Oxford Children's Classics: Black Beauty

Oxford Children's Classics: Black Beauty

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Horses, hope, and heartbreak. Come with Beauty on the journey of a lifetime. There's hardship and friendship, kindness and cruelty, but above all else, love. Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of Black Beauty in a beautiful new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with a vast assortment of recommendations and activities.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 22mm | 200g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0192738321
  • 9780192738325
  • 94,741

About Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell was born in 1820 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. At the age of fourteen she injured both of her ankles in an accident, which meant that she could never walk properly again. Because of this she relied heavily on travelling in horse-drawn carriages, and it was from here that her love of horses grew. In 1871 Anna began writing a book aimed at encouraging more humane treatment of horses. Owing to her failing health the story took nearly seven years to complete but was eventually published in 1877. Sadly, Anna never got to know of the huge success of Black Beauty, her only book, as she died in 1878, five months after the book's publication.show more

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