Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Black Beauty, Anna Sewell, 1877, novel


The best-selling novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell was published in 1877. The story is a first person narrative told from the perspective of the horse Black Beauty. This unique narrative perspective enables readers to empathize with the lives of working horses and to reflect upon the cruel treatment that has been inflicted upon them. As a result, the novel serves as a strenuous and timeless statement against animal cruelty and exploitation.  Wikipedia

Author Anna Sewell
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Jarrold & Sons
Publication date 24 November 1877
Text Black Beauty at Wikisource