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Anna Sewell (1820–1878)

Auteur de Black Beauty

175+ oeuvres 22,016 utilisateurs 226 critiques 9 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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. afficher plus 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) afficher moins

Œuvres de Anna Sewell

Black Beauty (1877) 17,958 exemplaires
Black Beauty (Classic Starts) (1982) — Auteur — 325 exemplaires
Black Beauty (Eyewitness Classics) (1656) 288 exemplaires
Black Beauty (Ladybird Classics) (1986) 129 exemplaires
Black Beauty/Book and Necklace (1994) 87 exemplaires
Black Beauty Coloring Book (1996) 54 exemplaires
Black Beauty Young Folks' Edition (1877) 45 exemplaires
Greatest Horse Stories (1999) 27 exemplaires
Black Beauty (Whitman Classics) (1955) 16 exemplaires
Black Beauty (Now Age Illus I Ser) (1973) 16 exemplaires
Black Beauty (Pocket Classics) (1984) 14 exemplaires
The Annotated Black Beauty (1989) 11 exemplaires
Black Beauty: Classic Collections (2010) 8 exemplaires
Black Beauty (Abridged Classics) (2019) 6 exemplaires
Siyah Inci (2008) 6 exemplaires
Black Beauty Illustrated (2019) 4 exemplaires
Black Beauty (Abridged) (1982) 4 exemplaires
Scholastic Classics: Black Beauty (2015) 3 exemplaires
IIC BLACK BEAUTY, NULL 3 exemplaires
Black Beauty (Classic Pop-Ups) (1990) 3 exemplaires
Big Big Favorite Stories (1946) 2 exemplaires
Black Beauty. Dean edition (1960) 2 exemplaires
Lucile 2 exemplaires
Schwarzes Fohlen Hurrikan (1973) 1 exemplaire
UYR LEVEL-2 BLACK BEAUTY (2011) 1 exemplaire
Black Beauty (1988) 1 exemplaire
VIDEO Black Beauty 1 exemplaire
Sleeping Beauty (1952) 1 exemplaire
SWART GLORIE 1 exemplaire
Black beauty (2011) 1 exemplaire
Black Company 1 exemplaire
Melnais Skaistulis : romāns (1998) 1 exemplaire
Černý krasavec 1 exemplaire
Černý hřebec 1 exemplaire
Fagri Blakkur 1 exemplaire
Black Beauty: Pop-up Bk (1980) 1 exemplaire
Siyah Inci-Kisaltilmis Metin (2019) 1 exemplaire
הסיח השחור 1 exemplaire
O Cavalo Preto Livro 1 (1997) 1 exemplaire
Zwarte Prins 1 exemplaire
Black Beauty-CD 1 exemplaire
Snug Corner Series 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature, Volumes 1-2 (1955) — Contributeur — 459 exemplaires
Black Beauty (1994) — Original novel — 296 exemplaires
The New Junior Classics Volume 07: The Animal Book (1938) — Contributeur — 200 exemplaires
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 09: Call of Adventure (1900) — Contributeur — 152 exemplaires
Anna Sewell's Black Beauty: The Graphic Novel (2005) — Original novel — 126 exemplaires
Horse Tales (1976) — Contributeur — 74 exemplaires
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Contributeur — 72 exemplaires
Key Words Reading Scheme: The Open Door to Reading (1967) — Contributeur — 48 exemplaires
The Junior Classics Volume 08: Animal and Nature Stories (1912) — Contributeur — 42 exemplaires
Herds of Thunder, Manes of Gold (1989) — Contributeur — 39 exemplaires
Great Horse Stories (2010) — Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Courage of Black Beauty [1957 film] — Original book — 2 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances

Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de sépulture
Quaker Burial Ground, Lammas, Norfolk, England, UK
Pays (pour la carte)
England, UK
Lieu de naissance
Yarmouth, England, UK
Lieu du décès
Old Catton, Norfolk, England, UK
Lieux de résidence
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)
Courte biographie
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 à Name that Book (Janvier 2017)


A horse's life can be filled with love and tenderness. It can also be filled with meanness and cruelty. Black Beauty learns both sides of life in this classic tale by Anna Sewell.
PlumfieldCH | 2 autres critiques | Mar 10, 2024 |
AnkaraLibrary | 206 autres critiques | Feb 29, 2024 |
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 | 206 autres critiques | Feb 25, 2024 |


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