BLACK BEAUTY is written by Anna sewell and published by Rupa publications. Buy BLACK BEAUTY by Anna sewell from markmybook.com. An online bokstore for all kind of fiction, non fiction books and novels of English, Hindi & other Indian Languages.
Anna Sewell was born in Norfolk, England, on March 30, 1820. Due to their family’s financial condition, Sewell was taught at home by her mother, who was an author of several children’s books.
At a young age, Sewell slipped and the injuries in her ankles left her crippled for life. Her love for horses developed when she began driving horse-drawn carriages. Sewell was troubled by their inhumane treatment. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse was written “to induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses.” Giving an insight into the sufferings and cruel treatment of horses in Victorian England, the book instantly became a bestseller after its first publication in 1877. Sewell died in Old Catton, Norfolk, on April 25, 1878, after being confined to bed for months.
One of the top ten bestselling novels for children, Black Beauty is considered one of the first major animal story in children’s literature. It continues remain a popular children’s classic.
`Only ignorance! Only ignorance! How can you talk about only ignorance? Don`t you know that it is the worst thing in the world, next to wickedness? And which does the most mischief heaven only knows. If people can say, `Oh! I did not know, I did not mean any harm,` they think it is all right.`
Black Beauty is the only novel Anna Sewell ever wrote and the first major animal story in children`s literature. Sewell`s story raises questions about animal welfare and asks people to be kind, sympathetic to their horses and animals in general.
The well-bred Black Beauty is an ideal horse