Black Beauty

Black Beauty

By Anna Sewell
Book Description

This story is 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 lending the novel a good deal of verisimilitude.

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Table of Contents
  • The Autobiography of a Horse
  • Black Beauty
  • Part I
  • 01 My Early Home
  • 02 The Hunt
  • 03 My Breaking In
  • 04 Birtwick Park
  • 05 A Fair Start
  • 06 Liberty
  • 07 Ginger
  • 08 Ginger's Story Continued
  • 09 Merrylegs
  • 10 A Talk in the Orchard
  • 11 Plain Speaking
  • 12 A Stormy Day
  • 13 The Devil's Trade Mark
  • 14 James Howard
  • 15 The Old Hostler
  • 16 The Fire
  • 17 John Manly's Talk
  • 18 Going for the Doctor
  • 19 Only Ignorance
  • 20 Joe Green
  • 21 The Parting
  • Part II
  • 22 Earlshall
  • 23 A Strike for Liberty
  • 24 The Lady Anne, or a Runaway Horse
  • 25 Reuben Smith
  • 26 How it Ended
  • 27 Ruined and Going Downhill
  • 28 A Job Horse and His Drivers
  • 29 Cockneys
  • 30 A Thief
  • 31 A Humbug
  • Part III
  • 32 A Horse Fair
  • 33 A London Cab Horse
  • 34 An Old War Horse
  • 35 Jerry Barker
  • 36 The Sunday Cab
  • 37 The Golden Rule
  • 38 Dolly and a Real Gentleman
  • 39 Seedy Sam
  • 40 Poor Ginger
  • 41 The Butcher
  • 42 The Election
  • 43 A Friend in Need
  • 44 Old Captain and His Successor
  • 45 Jerry's New Year
  • Part IV
  • 46 Jakes and the Lady
  • 47 Hard Times
  • 48 Farmer Thoroughgood and His Grandson Willie
  • 49 My Last Home
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