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Publisher's Summary

From the meadow of his youth to the crowded, frosty streets of London, Black Beauty tells the story of his life under many masters in Victorian England, among them the kind Squire Gordon, the principled Jeremiah Barker, and the exploitive Nicholas Skinner. No matter the circumstance, Beauty bears joy and hardship with grace, heeding his mother's advice to be good, gentle, and hardworking - always.

At turns suspenseful, heartwarming, and heartbreaking, Black Beauty is a masterful tale promoting equality, compassion, and strength of character - and remains a treasured classic for animal lovers of all ages.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Black Beauty, this edition of Black Beauty (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Love Simon Vance!

A terrific narrator reading a beautiful story—it doesn’t get better than this! Moving, thoughtful, and heart-engaging, Black Beauty is a fictional tale told with the magic of youth and imagination. You will never be the same after this wonderful read. 10 stars XxXxXxXxXx

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  • Carmen
  • South Africa
  • 04-08-18

Very good narration

What did you love best about Black Beauty (AmazonClassics Edition)?

The pleasantness of Black Beauty's narrative voice - it was very pleasant to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

The way it was told.

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

Definitely Black Beauty.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were times where I wanted to cry - since I haven't read the book or watched the film since childhood; this story brought out such compassion.

Any additional comments?

I'm definitely glad that I chose 'Black Beauty' as my first audio book - and that it was Simon Vance that narrated it; I have since heard really good things about this narrator.