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Black Beauty

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First edition cover, 1877

Black Beauty is a novel by Anna Sewell. It was published in 1877 by Jarrold & Son in London. It was an immediate and lasting success.

The story is about a horse named Black Beauty. It tells of his happy days as a colt and his brutal days as a cab horse in London. Themes are cruelty to animals and animal welfare.

Black Beauty is one of the bestselling novels of all time. The story has been adapted to a stage play, movies, and television programs.


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