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Anna Sewell - Black Beauty (New Paperback)

£4.24
SKU B001852
Synopsis

Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit.

As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty.

Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive . . .

With a wonderful introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff & more, Black Beauty is one of the twelve best-loved classic stories being launched in the newly branded Puffin Classics series.

Anna Sewell (1820-78) was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Black Beauty, her only book, was completed and published in 1877, just a few months before she died, so she did not live to know of the book's huge success.

Apart from being a good story, Black Beauty was instrumental in changing people's attitudes towards horses, and domestic animals in general.

Details
  • Format : Slightly Smaller New Paperback
  • Condition : New
  • Category : Fiction - Children's Fiction
  • Published : 1877 (This Ed. 2015 - Puffin Classics)
  • ISBN : 9780141321035
  • SKU : B001852
  • PPC : SP250gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
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The Author

Anna Sewell was an English novelist. She is well known as the author of the 1877 novel Black Beauty, her only published work, which is now considered one of the top ten best selling novels for children, although it was intended at the time for an adult audience.