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Published: 02 December 2012

224 Pages | c. 10 black and white

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199608522

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Black Beauty

Anna Sewell
Edited by Adrienne E. Gavin

Oxford World's Classics

  • Now a classic of children's literature, though not originally published for children, this new edition of Anna Sewell's 'Autobiography of a Horse' is the only critical edition, with illuminating features not available elsewhere.
  • Includes illustrations and material from the first American edition, including an introductory chapter, 'What is Overloading a Horse, and How Proved?' and 'Killing Animals Humanely'.
  • The wide-ranging Introduction considers the multiple ways in which the story has been read: as children's classic, protest novel, horse-care manual, feminist text, autobiography and more.
  • Edited by Anna Sewell's biographer, Adrienne E. Gavin, drawing on the latest scholarship.
  • Includes an appendix of variants between the first British and American editions; the novel had a great impact in the US, where it was known as 'The "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of the Horse'.

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