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Black Beauty
Author: Anna Sewell

ISBN: 9781554812882
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 17 December 2015
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.5
Continuously in print and translated into multiple languages since it was first published, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty is a classic work of children's literature and an important text in the fields of Victorian studies and animal studies. Writing to 'induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment,'? Sewell realistically documents the working conditions of Black Beauty, who moves down the social scale from a rural carriage horse to a delivery horse in London. Sewell makes visible and tangible the experience of animals who were often treated as if they were machines. Though she died shortly after it was published, Sewell's book contributed significantly to late nineteenth-century campaigns for humane treatment of horses and remains a seminal anti-cruelty text today.  The Broadview Press edition reproduces the first edition of 1877, restoring material often abridged in other modern editions. Appendices include materials on contemporary animal rights movements, 'equine management,'? and Victorian understandings of animal emotions.   

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