|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.