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  • Published: 4 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780723279662
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 72

Ladybird Classics: Black Beauty




  • Published: 4 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780723279662
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 72

About the author

Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell was born in 1820 and lived with her family in Norfolk and then in a village on the outskirts of London. At the age of fourteen Anna injured her ankles in a fall, and was severely disabled for the rest of her life. She had to travel everywhere in horse-drawn carriages, and so Anna was always concerned with the treatment of the animals she so relied upon. She wrote Black Beauty in order to convince a wide audience of the importance of the humane treatment of animals. It is her only novel, and Anna Sewell died shortly after it's publication, little guessing how well-known and widely loved her story would become.

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