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Mass Market Paperback Black Beauty Book

ISBN: 0451520564

ISBN13: 9780451520562

Black Beauty

(Part of the Great Illustrated Classics Series)

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A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

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Beautiful book in excellent condition!

This book looks brand new. I can’t wait to read it to my grandkids!


Look out for the world's most spirited horse; because here comes Black Beauty, with the most ongoing spirited that never ends. In this book, Black Beauty suffers in many ways. But he does not stop living his life the way it takes him. The book Black Beauty by Anne Sewell is about a horse that's forced to live in horrible ways with kind and loving masters or cruel and mean masters. On his way of meeting masters and friends, Black Beauty he comes upon one master who would whip and break Black Beauty's knees. Alfred Smirk. Alfred did not care what happened to Black Beauty, he worked Black Beauty hard and that's how he broke his knees. He let all horses suffer in pain and would not take care of Black Beauty. But he also met Joe Green; Joe was very kind and loving. He never ill-used Black Beauty or hurt him. He brought Beauty apples and oats. Many events happened in this story but this one was the worst, they got separated. So will Black Beauty still have his high spirits at the end of the story or will the masters break him? To find out more read Black Beauty by Anne Sewell. It's one of the most moving horse stories by Anne Sewell.

15 favorite illustrations I love in this book

Favourite illustrations from the Black Beauty book illustrated by Kate Aldous are: Black Beauty and his mom Two fine horses fall at the brook A steam train disturbs the peaceful meadow Ginger tells her story Children on Merrylegs Captain Langly shows off his new team Fire at the stables Thomas Green wishes John to say a kind word to Joe A sad goodbye A moonlight procession home The Barker family meet Black Beauty Jerry drives Beauty to the country Harry and Dolly help out A very heavy load Black Beauty rears up at his final home at last

A Horse's Tale

Black Beauty is an excellent book. It stays true to what horses at that time would go through and is very realistic. I as a horse person find everything true. Though it is realistic Black Beauty is almost human in his observations and feelings. Anna Sewell really sculpts her character so that you forget he is a horse and think of him more as a living breathing intelligent being.

Black Beauty has became a Timeless Classic

"Black Beauty," written by author Anna Sewell, is one of the most famous horse books during the nineteenth century. Part of its achievement consists that the novel is a classic for people with many different characteristics. First published in 1877, "Black Beauty" continues to enjoy people for new generations of American citizens around the world. Anna Sewell's brilliant account of animal treatment became a historic breakthrough because it was the first book that described a horse's experience in England. "An autobiography of a young stallion," this book follows the life of Black Beauty. Throughout the novel, it is told in a creative first person form, as if Beauty was describing and narrating his life. Ms. Sewell chose to write this book from the "horses point of view," and she remarkably was able to succeed with her novel. Since Sewell intended on writing this novel in Beauty's point of view, the reader begins to understand the impact of good and treatment towards the horse and his loyal friends. Starter of the Humane Society, the author truly captivates readers with this autobiography of a beautiful, friendly, loving black stallion. In a letter to her friend, Sewell expresses that she hopes "Black Beauty will induce kindness, sympathy, and understanding treatment towards horses." From Beauty's happy, enjoyable youth to his pleasant retirement, Anna Sewell ingeniously wrote the book to remind the cruel treatment in the 1800's. Most importantly, Sewell wrote the book in a time where horses were not given the same respect today, and "Black Beauty" helped to open the eyes of many to the cruelty horses had to suffer. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of the society in London, England, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness.

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Instead of doing a typical "year in review" post like everyone else, we thought it would be fun to close the door on 2018 from a different angle: by looking back at the books that played roles in the careers of the year's biggest stars. Everybody has to start somewhere, but with hard work and a few lucky literary breaks, these household names didn't stop there.

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