Black Beauty

Black Beauty Cover

Black Beauty

By Anna Sewell; Lucy Grealy (Afterword by); Monty Roberts (Introduction by)

Signet Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451531742, 222pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011

One of the best loved animal stories ever written, the dramatic and heartwarming "Black Beauty" is told by the magnificent horse himself, from his idyllic days on a country squire's estate to his harsh fate as a London cab horse. No one can ever forget the gallant Black Beauty, a horse with a white star on his forehead and a heart of unyielding courage.

About the Author
Born into a deeply devout Quaker family, English author Anna Sewell is best-known for her childhood classic Black Beauty. Critically injured as a child, Sewell was unable to walk without aid, and became highly skilled at driving horse-drawn carriages. These close interactions with horses led to an interest in their ethical treatment, and inspired Black Beauty, which was written in declining health late in her life, and which remains her only novel. Sewell died of hepatitis in 1878.

LUCY GREALY (1963 2002), an award-winning poet, attended the Iowa Writer's Workshop. She was a fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a guest of the Yaddo Corporation. Her article for Harper's, "Mirrorings," on which Autobiography of a Face was based, received theNationalMagazine Award.

Allan J. Hamilton, MD, is a Harvard-trained brain surgeon, a renowned horse trainer, a developer of equine-assisted learning programs, and the author of The Scalpel and the Soul, which won a Silver Nautilus Award in 2009. He is professor of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona and a medical script consultant for the hit TV series Grey's Anatomy. He raises Lippizan horses on a small ranch in the outskirts of Arizona.