So at first glance, black beauty seems to be a title that goes straight for the obvious choice. It tells the tale of a horse named black beauty, from birth to old age. Black beauty has to see ginger get abused and it makes the reader feel bad for him that he has to see his best friend ginger getting abused by his cruel owners. Black beauty by anna sewell antique victorian beloved childrens classic horses.
The mood in the novel black beauty is very somber and depressing at times. Black beauty by anna sewell, meg rosoff waterstones. Black beauty is abused by many of his owners and he witnesses other horses being abused also. Recently i have read one of the famous classics black beauty written by anna sewell. What is the value of the book black beauty by anna sewell. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Black beauty fell and rueben was thrown off the horse and died.
Black beauty the autobiography of a horse by anna sewell. To my dear and honored mother, whose life, no less than her pen, has been devoted to the welfare of others, this little book is affectionately dedicated. As an autobiography written by a horse and told from his point of view, it was indeed an original and unique concept for the time. Beautys story is set in victorian england, a time when horses were crucial since they were the main mode of transportation for humans. The first american editions from 1890 have the added title the uncle toms cabin of the horse as promoters of the novel hoped it.
Black beauty, novel by anna sewell published in 1877, only five months before her death, has become one of the bestselling novels of all time. The black beauty corporate kit is a classic at a low price. Black beauty is a novel told in the first person or first horse as an autobiographical memoir told by a highbred horse named black beautybeginning with his carefree days as a colt on an english farm, to his difficult life pulling cabs in london, to his happy retirement in the country source. Black beauty by anna sewell rare 1890 first edition.
Black beauty is an 1877 novel by english author anna sewell. The ladies were very pleased with black beauty, too. Black beauty by anna sewell view book on bookshelves at online book club bookshelves is an awesome, free web app that lets you easily save and share lists of books and see what books are trending. Black beauty features a colorful cast of characters, both horse and human. Although the book was an immediate bestseller, sewell lived just long enough to see her first and only novel become a success she died on 25 april 1878.
Black beauty starts at the beginning, with beauty s birth. The horse we know as black beauty has many different names in this book. In fact, each new master calls him something different, including darkie, black. The book was written by anna sewell and published by m. I dreamed of what was, and i dreamed of what might have been. Handsomely finished in 24k gold trim, the black vinyl binder and slipcase are constructed to last for years. Raised by his mother, duchess, under the kind care of farmer grey, beauty learns from a young age that humans can be either a. The novel became an immediate bestseller, with sewell dying just five months after its publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success. The movie is based on anna sewells 1877 childrens classic, and is set in the original period, victorian england. Although, i know it is at least from 1904 or before because there is an inscription in the book by a person who gave the book as a gift to his daughter and it is dated 1904. The author uses example of cruelty to horses to evoke a feeling of pity or sympathy from characters in the book and from the reader. Kennedy, marianne williamson or even neil diamond, but a horse, which narrates black beauty as if the movies a form of sensitivity training.
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Later on i deduced that would leak out the storys essence and turn it into complete fragility. The first place that i can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it. With fifty million copies sold, black beauty is one of the bestselling books of all. Find black beauty the autobiography of a horse by sewell, anna at biblio. When things look their bleakest, black beauty is rescued by a kindly old lady and her young footman who, wouldnt you know, is beauty s old pal joe.
How much is the book black beauty book sewell 1890 worth. Jan 16, 2006 free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Its a gentle, easytoread book that will find favor with children of all ages, and those adults with a little child deep inside. Black beauty belonged to squire gordon and that he had been the gordons favourite horse. After that, black beauty was not handsome enough for lord and lady westerleigh because his knees were cut and scarred. What is my black beauty book from the early 1900s worth. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and waterlilies grew at the. Translated from the equine, by jarrold and sons london in 1877, the novel now known as simply black beauty was written by english author anna sewell. Raised by his mother, duchess, under the kind care of farmer grey, beauty learns from a young age that humans can be either a horses greatest ally or their worst enemy.
I have tried to look up the book, the date, and look up pictures of the book with no luck. It is a story of animal welfare, but also one that encourages kindness, respect, and empathy. Its also full of simple moral lessons and sensuous writing that can take the reader from the beauty of a spring country evening to the hard working world of victorian london. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. His novel black boy was a personal account of growing up in the south and eventual move to. Anna sewells black beauty was an immediate success on its publication in 1877, and has gone on to sell an estimated 50 million copies.
When things look their bleakest, black beauty is rescued by a kindly old lady and her young footman who, wouldnt you know, is beautys old pal joe. Jerry was a very kind man and black beauty was happy working for him. May 17, 2007 what is the value of the book black beauty by anna sewell in 1877 the book was written by. Beauty black book is about all the ways to maintain or enhance your youthful beauty. It became the first book by an african american writer to be selected by the bookofthemonth club. Jan 07, 2014 the book black beauty young folks edition the autobiography of a horse by anna sewell illustrated chicago m. Black beauty is the title character and narrator of the story. Black beauty by anna sewell and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Black beauty the autobiography of a horse by sewell, anna. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Black beauty tells of his experiences at the earls stable, his stint as a job horse, and his sale at a horse fair. The earliest dated inscribed copies are christmas 1877.
No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. And once again, black beauty found himself in a happy home with kind. The story is narrated in the first person as an autobiographical memoir told by the titular horse named black. Black beauty 2 introducing the book the cover l hold up the cover. Hes a wellbred horse, the son of a wise old mare named. Buy black beauty penguin popular classics new ed by sewell, anna isbn. Durable matching black vinyl dustproof slipcase protects contents and reserves a place on the shelf when corporate record book is removed. Book has minor rubbing and smudging to the front covers, with light wear to the edges and corners, the spine has a slight cock to it. Im doing research on this old henry altemus book, black beauty. Black beauty starts at the beginning, with beautys birth.
Can u tell me anything about this book black beauty. I have a copy of black beauty published by henry altemus company. What is the value of the book black beauty by anna sewell in 1877 the book was written by. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Black beauty is a horse with a fine black coat, a white foot and a silver star on his forehead. The first fulllength book told from a horses viewpoint, this beloved classic shines a light on the cruelties that animals suffer at the hands of humans. Black beauty is the only book written by anna sewell. Black beauty 1899 sanspareil series henry altemus anna sewell on. The story begins with the birth of a horse named beauty on an idyllic farm in victorian england.
They sold him to a london cab driver, jerry barker. Black beauty is a novel told in the first person or first horse as an autobiographical memoir told by a highbred horse named black beauty beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an english farm, to his difficult life pulling cabs in london, to his happy retirement in the country. The book black beauty young folks edition the autobiography of a horse by anna sewell illustrated chicago m. The first place that i can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a. Beauty s story is set in victorian england, a time when horses were crucial since they were the main mode of transportation for humans. Now a classic of childrens literature, though not originally published for children, this new edition of anna sewells autobiography of a horse is the only critical edition, with illuminating features not available elsewhere. In fact, each new master calls him something different, including darkie, black auster, and even old crony, just to name a few. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, duchess, and their kind master. Black beauty is a handsome, sweettempered colt with a strong spirit. It became the first book by an african american writer to be selected by the book ofthemonth club. Although, i know it is at least from 1904 or before because there is an inscription in the book by a person who gave the book as. Black beauty is an alltime classic childrens story.826 263 666 673 384 1063 1302 371 1496 1115 1252 900 1352 274 499 1409 134 1188 319 635 103 1150 470 638 801 1125 353 1194 541 1008