An autobiographical memoir told by the titular horse named Black Beauty. Beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English farm with his mother, 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. Each short chapter recounts an incident in Black Beauty's life containing a lesson or moral typically related to the kindness, sympathy, and understanding treatment of horses, with Sewell's detailed observations and extensive descriptions of horse behaviour.
About the Author
Anna Sewell, an English novelist, best known as the author of the classic novel Black Beauty. Born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Her mother, Mary Wright Sewell was a successful author of children's books, which Anna helped to edit.