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Anna Sewell (1820–1878)

Autor(a) de Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

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About the Author

Anna Sewell, March 30, 1820 - April 25, 1878 Anna Sewell was on March 30, 1820 in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. She was raised a Quaker by her father a bank manager and her mother, a children's novelist. At the age of fourteen, Sewell hurt her knee during a fall and the injury never healed right. mostrar mais Even though she could not walk well, she could still ride horses and drive a horse drawn buggy. It was this form of freedom that sparked her concern for the welfare of horses. She wrote "Black Beauty" when she was in her fifties, but died a year after it was published in 1877. While she never earned much from the book while she was alive, after her death, the novel snowballed into a something extraordinary. The book was about the abuses horses sustained in their lifetimes, but was told from the unique viewpoint of the horse. Even though the book was intended for children, it impacted all generations and caused everyone who read it to take a look at the inhumane treatment horses received. In the one hundred plus years since "Black Beauty" had been published, over 30 million copies have been printed. At least eight motion pictures have been made based on the novel and it is a well known children's classic. Anna Sewell died on April 25, 1878 in Old Catton, Norfolk. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Anna Sewell

Black Beauty (Classic Starts) (1982) — Autor — 316 exemplares
Black Beauty (Eyewitness Classics) (1656) 286 exemplares
Black Beauty (Ladybird Classics) (1986) 129 exemplares
Black Beauty/Book and Necklace (1994) 86 exemplares
Black Beauty Coloring Book (1996) 54 exemplares
Black Beauty Young Folks' Edition (1877) 45 exemplares
Greatest Horse Stories (1999) 26 exemplares
Black Beauty (Whitman Classics) (1955) 16 exemplares
Black Beauty (Pocket Classics) (1984) 14 exemplares
The Annotated Black Beauty (1989) 11 exemplares
Siyah Inci (2008) 5 exemplares
Black Beauty (Abridged) (1982) 4 exemplares
Black Beauty Illustrated (2019) 4 exemplares
Black beauty (1877) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Black Beauty (Classic Pop-Ups) (1990) 3 exemplares
Black Beauty. Dean edition (1960) 2 exemplares
Big Big Favorite Stories (1946) 2 exemplares
Lucile 2 exemplares
Black Beauty: Pop-up Bk (1980) 1 exemplar
UYR LEVEL-2 BLACK BEAUTY (2011) 1 exemplar
VIDEO Black Beauty 1 exemplar
Black Beauty (1988) 1 exemplar
Siyah Inci-Kisaltilmis Metin (2019) 1 exemplar
Melnais Skaistulis : romāns (1998) 1 exemplar
Zwarte Prins 1 exemplar
Black Company 1 exemplar
Černý krasavec 1 exemplar
Černý hřebec 1 exemplar
Fagri Blakkur 1 exemplar
Black Beauty-CD 1 exemplar
O Cavalo Preto Livro 1 (1997) 1 exemplar
Schwarzes Fohlen Hurrikan (1973) 1 exemplar
Sleeping Beauty (1952) 1 exemplar
Snug Corner Series 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Black Beauty [1994 film] (1994) — Original novel — 290 exemplares
The New Junior Classics Volume 07: The Animal Book (1938) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 09: Call of Adventure (1900) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Anna Sewell's Black Beauty: The Graphic Novel (2005) — Original novel — 126 exemplares
Horse Tales (1976) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Key Words Reading Scheme: The Open Door to Reading (1967) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Junior Classics Volume 08: Animal and Nature Stories (1912) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Herds of Thunder, Manes of Gold (1989) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Great Horse Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Courage of Black Beauty [1957 film] — Original book — 2 exemplares


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Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Quaker Burial Ground, Lammas, Norfolk, England, UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Yarmouth, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Old Catton, Norfolk, England, UK
Locais de residência
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK (birth)
Old Catton, Norfolk, England, UK (death)
Wick, England, UK
Dalton, England, UK
Lancing, West Sussex, England, UK
Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
at home
Sewell, Mrs. Mary (mother)

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Anna Sewell was the daughter of popular English poet and children's writer Mary Sewell and her husband Isaac, devout Quakers. Anna was disabled as the result of a childhood injury and was confined to home for much of her life. She helped edit her mother's works. In 1845, the family moved to Lancing in West Sussex, and it may have been here, with the acquisition of a pony chaise, that Anna developed her love of horses. Her only published novel was Black Beauty (1877), but its lasting fame and popularity is so great as to make her one of the all-time bestselling writers. It was published when she was 57 years old, and she died five months later.



Possible Children's Story From Horse's Perspective em Name that Book (Janeiro 2017)


Black Beauty is a well told, heart-wrenching story. No wonder it’s a classic. I think it was read to me as a child, so I knew I would shed tears. At times it’s almost too heart-wrenching to read. Yes, it’s very Victorian in its concerns (but not sententious) and utterly anthropomorphic in the telling, but it works as well as it did in 1877. If it was just a didactic piece condemning the bearing rein, it would probably have faded into oblivion. It is about our approach to the world in the face of economic pressure and the importance of calling out what is wrong when we see it. This is a great story that cleverly enfolds other stories (Ginger’s story and the Old Captain’s story) with profound consequences as to how animals (all creatures) are perceived by humans.

Somewhere I kept a newspaper clipping about how the men of the Australian Light Horse were ordered to shoot their horses after WW1 ended because the army could not afford to bring them back from the theatres of war in Europe and the Middle East. Most of the cavalry men found this harder and more tragic than anything they’d encountered in the fighting.
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simonpockley | 204 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
473 / 8 - 'Ενα παιδικό βιβλίο που περιγράφει τις περιπέτειες ενός αλόγου μέσα από τις συμπεριφορές κάθε καινούργιου ιδιοκτήτη του. Υπάρχουν άλλοι που του συμπεριφέρονται καλά και άλλοι άσχημα .
Στο τέλος καταλήγει με τον αγαπημένο του Τζο Γκριν
Will_Trent | 204 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labor and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive.
PlumfieldCH | 204 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |



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