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Synopsis: Although Black Beauty has been regarded as a children s story due to its use of a horse as first-person narrator, the classic work has appealed to adults as well since its first publication. Nor was the novel intended for children alone. Sewell professed her hope that the story would be a positive influence on the treatment of horses in the 19th century. The popularity of Black Beauty did contribute to a greater awareness of the treatment of animals. In addition, the innate morality, gentleness, and quiet endurance of its protagonist provide a model for the treatment of other human beings.
Review: "A horse is a horse of course unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness.
Black Beauty tells the story of the horse's own long and varied life, from a well-born colt in a pleasant meadow to an elegant carriage horse for a gentleman to a painfully overworked cab horse. Throughout, Sewell rails--in a gentle, 19th-century way--against animal maltreatment. Young readers will follow Black Beauty's fortunes, good and bad, with gentle masters as well as cruel. Children can easily make the leap from horse-human relationships to human-human relationships, and begin to understand how their own consideration of others may be a benefit to all. (Ages 9 to 12)"
Title: Black Beauty
Publisher: Sewell Press
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Empire Books. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1619490838I4N00
Book Description Sewell Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 1619490838 Good Condition. Has some crinkling. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # Z1619490838Z3
Book Description Sewell Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 1619490838 Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # Z1619490838Z2
Book Description Sewell Press, 2011. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1619490838-2-4