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Black Beauty is a classic children's tale about the trails and tribulations in the life of a horse from the horse's point of view. The story starts in the pasture where Black Beauty is born. We learn about his training to a bit and saddle. We follow his life as he grows up, makes friends, and is past from owner to owner good or bad. We learn how he deals the responsibilities of day to day living. Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

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Black Beauty is Anna Sewell's only novel, composed in the last years of her life between 1871 and 1877 while confined to her house as an invalid.

The story is told in the first person as an autobiographical memoir told by a horse named Black Beauty—beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English farm, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness. Each short chapter recounts an incident in Black Beauty's life containing a lesson or moral typically related to the kindness, sympathy, and understanding treatment of horses, with Sewell's detailed observations and extensive descriptions of horse behaviour lending the novel a good deal of verisimilitude.

This CL edition of Black Beauty includes illustrations by Trager Whilson.

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Black Beauty (in full: Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse, first published November 24, 1877) is Anna Sewell's only novel, composed in the last years of her life between 1871 and 1877 while confined to her house as an invalid.­The story is told in the first person (or "first horse") as an autobiographical memoir told by a highbred horse named Black Beauty beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English farm, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness. Each short chapter recounts an incident in Black Beauty's life containing a lesson or moral typically related to the kindness, sympathy, and understanding treatment of horses, with Sewell's detailed observations and extensive descriptions of horse behaviour lending the novel a good deal of verisimilitude.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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Black Beauty (1877) is the classic children's book by English author Anna Sewell. A cripple for most of her life, Sewell developed an early love of horses, and the story intended to teach her readers about treating horses (and allegorically all living things) with kindness, patience and sympathy. The story is narrated first-­person by Black Beauty, recounting his journey from a farm to the hard life pulling cabs in London to his eventual retirement.

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A Memorable Childrens Novel with Important Values: We often talk about teaching children values, but in most cases childrens literature is insipid and of no lasting value. BLACK BEAUTY, however, is both valuable as art and valuable for the virtues it teaches: kindness, common sense, and helping those who cannot help themselves. The book is well written in clean prose. It does not over reach the reading child, nor does it talk down to him. And although it is touching and occasionally sad, it is not in the least sentimental. The story, of course, is about Black Beauty, a handsome horse who is born and raised in happy circumstances. But in Victorian England horses were used much as we use cars today: they were things to be bought and sold and then gotten rid of when they were no longer useful. Black Beauty is first sold to a good home, but as time passes he is sold again and again--­and not always to people who treat him kindly or even to those who give him common care. There are . . .

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[Over 50 Million Copies Sold] by ANNA SEWELL (Special eBook Edition) Bestseller Translated into 50 Languages Inspiration for is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate bestseller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, long enough to see her first and only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-­selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy and respect. By telling the story of a horse's life in the form of an autobiography and describing the world through the eyes of the horse, Anna Sewell broke new literary ground, and Black Beauty served as an inspiration for later works such as War Horse by Michael Morpugo, National Velvet, and a Horse and His Boy. She said that her purpose in writing the novel . . .

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Black Beauty is a novel by the English author Anna Sewell. Many editions of this novel were published since it first appeared in 1877. Although not originally intended as a children's novel, but for people who work with horses, it soon became a children's classic. With 50 million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-­selling books of all time. While outwardly teaching animal welfare, it also contains allegorical lessons about how to treat people with kindness, sympathy and respect.  The story is narrated in the first person as an autobiographical memoir told by a horse named Black Beauty. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness. Each short chapter recounts an incident in Black Beauty's life containing a lesson or moral typically related to the kindness, sympathy, and understanding treatment of horses. It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition. This edition is based on the Young Folk’s Edition.

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* Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric paintings by renowned artists, Black Beauty is an autobiographical memoir told by the titular horse named Black Beauty—beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English farm with his mother, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country.

* Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as it would have been when first published, the novel is one of the great works of English literature and continues to be widely read throughout the world.

* This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text and is enhanced with images of classic works of art carefully selected by our team of professional editors.

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