Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse


Anna Sewell

vi,222 p.; 2010

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9789381512562 (paperback)

ISBN-10: 93-81512-56-6 (Paperback)

INR 599.00


LC Subject heading

1. Black Beauty (Fictitious character)–Juvenile fiction.

2. Horses–Juvenile fiction.­­­­­­

Bisac Sub: FIC004000/FICTION / Classics

About the Book

Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse This novel, first published in 1877, recounts the different incidents in the life of Black Beauty, a horse. Describing many tales of cruelty and kindness that he met, it contains a lesson related to the kindness, sympathy and understanding treatment of horses. Although not originally intended as a children’s novel, it soon became a children’s classic. With over 50 million copies sold, it is one of the best-selling books of all time.

About the Author

Anna Sewell was an English novelist. Born on March 30, 1820 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, she got injured both of her ankles when she was fourteen. She was lame for the rest of her life and was unable to stand without a crutch or to walk for any length of time. For greater mobility, she used horse-drawn carriages, which contributed to her love of horses.  Sewell’s only published work was Black Beauty which was the sixth bestseller in the English language. She died on April 25, 1878.


My Early Home — The Hunt — My Breaking In — Birtwick Park —   A Fair Start — Liberty — Ginger — Ginger’s Story Continued  — Merrylegs — A Talk in the Orchard — Plain Speaking —   A Stormy Day — The Devil’s Trade Mark — James Howard —   The Old Hostler — The Fire — John Manly’s Talk —   Going for the Doctor — Only Ignorance — Joe Green — The Parting — Earlshall — A Strike for Liberty — The Lady Anne, or a Runaway Horse — Reuben Smith — How it Ended — Ruined and Going Downhill — A Job Horse and His Drivers — Cockneys — A Thief —   A Humbug —  A Horse Fair — A London Cab Horse — An Old War Horse — Jerry Barker — The Sunday Cab — The Golden Rule — Dolly and a Real Gentleman — Seedy Sam — Poor Ginger — The Butcher — The Election — A Friend in Need — Old Captain and His Successor — Jerry’s New Year — Jakes and the Lady– Hard Times — Farmer Thoroughgood and his Grandson Willie — My Last Home

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