|Black Beauty (1877)
|Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse, first published November 24, 1877, is Anna Sewell's only novel, composed in the last years of her life between 1871 and 1877 while confined to her house as an invalid.|
"The moon had just risen above the hedge, and by
HIS GROOMS AND COMPANIONS,
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A HORSE.
Translated from the Original Equine
LONDON: JARROLD AND SONS,
3, PATERNOSTER BUILDINGS.
MY DEAR AND HONOURED
WHOSE LIFE, NO LESS THAN HER PEN,
HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO THE
WELFARE OF OTHERS,
THIS LITTLE BOOK
"He was a perfect horseman, and never lost his temper with his horse, talking to and reasoning with it if it shyed or bolted, as if it had been a rational being, knowing that from the fine organisation of the animal, a horse, like a child, will get confused by panic fear, which is only increased by punishment."—From the Life of Charles Kingsley, Vol. II., page 9.
|This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.|