By Anna Sewell
(Yearling, Paperback, 9780440416456, 240pp.)
Publication Date: December 12, 2000
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Black Beauty's story, as told by himself, is the fascinating tale of the life of a horse a hundred years ago, when horses were a part of daily life.
Although his early colthood is happy, Black Beauty later tastes the bitterness of cruel handlers and indifferent masters as he passes from hand to hand, progressing from the country to London and back again.
This, the most famous horse story ever written, is a must on everyone's reading list.
Anna Sewell was born in 1820 in Norfolk, England. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse was published in 1877; Sewell died in 1878. It was her only book.