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Black Beauty : Sterling Unabridged Classics - Anna Sewell

Black Beauty

Sterling Unabridged Classics

By: Anna Sewell, Scott McKowen (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 7th July 2005
ISBN: 9781402714528
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 10+ years old

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Every child loves a story about a horse, and Black Beauty remains one of the finest, most touching ever written. Set in Victorian London, the novel follows the shifting fortunes of a horse as he moves from owner to owner. Narrated by the noble Black Beauty himself, the tale offers an animal’s perspective of the world, and highlights the thoughtless, even cruel treatment animals endured during that period.

About the Author

Anna Sewell was born in 1789 and lived with her family in Norfolk and then in a village on the outskirts of London. At the age of fourteen Anna injured her ankles in a fall, and was severely disabled for the rest of her life. She had to travel everywhere in horse-drawn carriages, and so Anna was always concerned with the treatment of the animals she so relied upon.

She wrote Black Beauty in order to convince a wide audience of the importance of the humane treatment of animals. It is her only novel, and Anna Sewell died shortly after it's publication, little guessing how well-known and widely loved her story would become.

Lovely publication of a favourite story from childhood


One of my favourites from my childhood but enjoyed reading it again as an adult - a beautiful classic story - a moral story about human treatment of horses which is timeless.

Wollongong, Australia


Black Beauty

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My Early Homep. 3
The Huntp. 6
My Breaking Inp. 9
Birtwick Parkp. 13
A Fair Startp. 16
Libertyp. 20
Gingerp. 22
Ginger's Story Continuedp. 26
Merrylegsp. 30
A Talk in the Orchardp. 33
Plain Speakingp. 38
A Stormy Dayp. 41
The Devil's Trade Markp. 44
James Howardp. 47
The Old Ostlerp. 50
The Firep. 53
John Manly's Talkp. 57
Going for the Doctorp. 61
Only Ignorancep. 65
Joe Greenp. 68
The Partingp. 71
Earshallp. 77
A Strike For Libertyp. 81
The Lady Annep. 84
Reuben Smithp. 90
How It Endedp. 94
Ruined And Going Down-Hillp. 97
A Job-Horse And His Driversp. 100
Cockneysp. 104
A Thiefp. 110
A Humbugp. 113
A Horse Fairp. 119
A London Cab Horsep. 123
An Old War Horsep. 127
Jerry Barkerp. 132
The Sunday Cabp. 138
The Golden Rulep. 143
Dolly and a Real Gentlemanp. 147
Seedy Samp. 151
Poor Gingerp. 155
The Butcherp. 158
The Electionp. 161
A Friend in Needp. 163
Old Captain and his Successorp. 167
Jerry's New Yearp. 171
Jakes and the Ladyp. 179
Hard Timesp. 183
Farmer Thoroughgood and his Grandson Williep. 187
My Last Homep. 191
Questions, Questions, Questionsp. 195
About the Author, About the Illustratorp. 199
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781402714528
ISBN-10: 1402714521
Series: Sterling Unabridged Classics
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 7th July 2005
Publisher: Sterling Juvenile
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Type: Unabridged