In this classic story, set in Victorian England, a well-born colt tells his life story, from his early years in a pleasant meadow to his experiences as an elegant carriage horse and then an overworked cab horse. As he passes from one owner to another, some gentle, some cruel, Black Beauty tells a moving tale of an animal's perspective on the human world.
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This classic tale of a handsome, spirited horse, Black Beauty has been a children's favourite for over 100 years. Sewell tells the story of Beauty's life from a young foal through to a working horse.
"Perfect reading of my favorite book"
Black Beauty, the friendly, patient stallion with a white blaze upon his forehead, is one of the most familiar figures in children's literature. After the first lively carefree years in the fields, Black Beauty learns to accept the saddle and bridle and the rule of her masters. But a succession of misfortunes shows that the life of a horse can be harsh and painful. This touching portrait, full of drama and sadness, is as moving now as when it was first written in 1877.
The compelling tale of a spirited young Thoroughbred. Anna Sewell said that her purpose in writing this novel was "to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses." The book broke records for sales and is the sixth best seller in the English language.
With her mud-caked boots, quiet strength, and gentle manner, she's nothing like the flashy, seductive, overtly feminine women Rafe usually beds. The closer he gets to her, the harder it is to control that fiery passion he's worked hard to keep cooled, the kind that can catch a man off guard and leave him open to danger - because whatever secret Elena's protecting, it's big - and worth killing for. Because when you're from the Bronx, you take care of what you love - or die trying!
The story of a beautiful thoroughbred horse abused by its owners is also a story of courage and love. It is one of the greatest children's classics.
"So glad I finally got to this classic!"
Anna Sewell did not write Black Beauty as a novel for children. She said that her purpose in writing the novel was "to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses".
The book broke records for sales and is the sixth best seller in the English language.
"Talking animals aren't my style"
Black Beauty, The Autobiography of a Horse, was written in 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. The book became an immediate bestseller and is one of the best-selling books of all time. In addition to being a wonderful story for both children and adults, it teaches both animal welfare, and how to treat people and animals with kindness, sympathy and respect.
An amazingly fast and strong but gentle thoroughbred, Black Beauty peacefully gallops across open meadows, carrying adoring children through the English countryside. But then a tragic accident forces his owner to sell him, and Black Beauty enters a world where horses are treated with bitter violence. Longing for his joyful youth on his original master's farm, Black Beauty faces horrible, demeaning abuse but never loses his spirit - or his great hope that he'll find happiness again.
When Black Beauty is trained to carry a rider on his back, or to pull a carriage behind him, he finds it hard at first. But he is lucky - his first home is a good one, where his owners are kind people, who would never be cruel to a horse. But in the 19th century many people were cruel to their horses, whipping them and beating them, and using them like machines until they dropped dead. Black Beauty soon finds this out, and as he describes his life, he has many terrible stories to tell.
Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Zadie Smith's third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people's deceptions. It is also, as you might expect, very funny indeed.
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From its first publication in 1877, Black Beauty has been one of the best-loved animal stories ever written. The dramatic and heartwarming tale is told by the magnificent black horse himself, from his idyllic days on a country squire’s estate to his harsh fate as a London cab horse and his merciful rescue by two kindly old ladies. Filled with vivid anecdotes about animal intelligence, the novel derives a special magic from the love of all creatures, great and small, apparent on every page.
This week on Car Talk, Tom recounts a day that will live in Magliozzi family infamy-when Ray sent his beloved 1965 AMC Ambassador, a.k.a., "The Sleek Black Beauty," to the crusher. Elsewhere, Ron's check engine light has been on for 75,000 miles, and he's beginning to think it might be time to figure out what's causing it; Ellen's looking for an intervention to help cure her fiance of his non-stop shopping for performance add-ons for their Blazer; and, can Casey's career as a bagpipe maker help rid his car of garter snakes? And, from the Department of Gender Numismatics, why do women pay for things with change and men don't? All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
A spirited thoroughbred horse tells of his experiences with a series of different masters. Through the eyes of this beautiful animal we see the best and the worst of the human condition.
With 50 million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. The story is narrated in the first "person" as an autobiographical memoir told by a horse named Black Beauty—including his carefree days as a colt on an English farm, his later difficult life pulling cabs in London, and his happy retirement in the country.
Russell Tovey reads the story of the handsome and spirited horse, Black Beauty. 'I hope you will grow up gentle and good, and never learn bad ways; do your work with a good will, lift your feet up well when you trot, and never bite or kick...' So says Black Beauty's mother when he is a very young colt, and he never forgets her advice. This is the story of the horse's adventures and the disappointments and joys that surround him, from his carefree early days on an English farm with his mother, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London and finally his happy retirement in the country.
Black Beauty is brought to life in this evenly paced, easy to listen to audio drama. A subtle blend of music and sound effects immerses you into the atmosphere and many characterisations. Enjoy following the adventures of this noble young horse through a rich mix of 19th-century life in England to happy endings in his last home.
This classic children's story is written from the view point of the horse. Ben Fogle, children's television presenter on animal programmes, gives it an enthusiastic read. Great for all children who love horses.
This is the autobiographical account of a highbred horse whose adventures span from his youth on a farm to his difficult life pulling cabs in London; a story about sympathy and understanding of horses and other living creatures around us.
The story is 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 foal on an English farm, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness.
"Very sweet and wonderful story"