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Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell

  • 5 stars across 77 books

Anna Sewell was born in 1820 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. At the age of fourteen she injured both of her ankles in an accident, which meant that she could never walk properly again. Because of this she relied heavily on travelling in horse-drawn carriages, and it was from here that her love of horses grew. In 1871 Anna began writing a book aimed at encouraging more humane treatment of horses. Owing to her failing health the story took nearly seven years to complete but was eventually published in 1877. Sadly, Anna never got to know of the huge success of Black Beauty , her only book, as she died in 1878, five months after the book's publication.
6th October 2016

Black Beauty

"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it." Tran... MoreBlack Beauty

(11 reviews) Review
1st February 2013

The Story of Black Beauty

When the young horse Black Beauty is sold, he has no idea of the hardships he is about to face. A moving series of tales... MoreThe Story of Black Beauty

(2 reviews) Review
5th July 2012

Ladybird Classics: Black Beauty

This beautiful hardback Ladybird Classic edition of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is a perfect first illustrated introduct... MoreLadybird Classics: Black Beauty

(1 review) Review
9th January 2014

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 16: Black Beauty

Black Beauty is the autobiography of a horse, who narrates the amazing story of his life. See Black Beauty grow up with ... MoreOxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 16: Black Beauty

(1 review) Review
1st February 1995

Black Beauty

Black Beauty begins life in a loving home. But his owners are forced to sell him, and Black Beauty's fortunes change. He... MoreBlack Beauty

(1 review) Review
1st May 1994

Black Beauty

An abridged version of Anna Sewell's best-loved novel Black Beauty. The young colt Black Beauty begins life in a loving ... MoreBlack Beauty

(1 review) Review
1st January 2002

Black Beauty

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6th November 2014

Oxford Children's Classics: World of Wonder box set

A beautiful boxed set containing four of the greatest stories ever told - Anne of Green Gables, Alice's Adventures in Wo... MoreOxford Children's Classics: World of Wonder box set

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