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Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Everyone has read and enjoyed the beautiful and heart-wrenching tale of Black Beauty, revolutionary in its time for its portrayal of animals as beings possessing hearts and souls. I was lucky enough to receive this beautiful hard cover edition with full-page painted illustrations. If a person were to look at that noble, expressive face on this cover, I don't see how they could conclude that animals are only 'dumb beasts'. An interesting fact about Anna Sewell, who wrote the book when she was only fourteen or fifteen: she suffered from a crippling disease that kept her confined to bed at all times, but she dictated Black Beauty in its entirety to her mother, who wrote out the manuscript.

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