Published in 1877, Black Beauty is a story of a horse narrated in first person as an autobiographical memoir. The author Anna Sewell was inspired by the life of horses as she travelled a great deal on the horse driven carriages after she had a bad fall that injured both her ankles and left her disabled for the rest of her life.
The novel follows the entire life of a horse named 'Black Beauty' – right from 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. While taking us through this journey of the horse’s life, Sewell subtly brings out lessons typically related to the kindness, sympathy, and understanding the treatment of horses.
The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time.
Embassy Books proudly presents this book as part of the Embassy Classics Series, which comprises of some of the finest literary works of great authors.
|Number Of Pages:||228 pages|
|Place of Publication:||Mumbai|