Black Beauty

Black Beauty[Ebook] ➣ Black Beauty ➩ Anna Sewell – Black Beauty spends his youth in a loving home surrounded by friends and cared for by his owners But when circumstances change he learns that not all humans are so kind Passed from hand to hand Black Black Beauty spends his youth in a loving home surrounded by friends and cared for by his owners But when circumstances change he learns that not all humans are so kind Passed from hand to hand Black Beauty witnesses love and cruelty wealth and poverty friendship and hardship Will the handsome horse ever find a happy and lasting home Carefully retold in clear contemporary language and presented with delightful illustrations these favorite classic stories capture the heart and imagination of young readers By retelling the story in a shorter simpler form these books become highly engaging for children and the color illustrations help with both comprehension and interest level Black Beauty is part of a collectible series that has strong gift appeal. Review Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is a beautiful story meant for older children or very young adults It was written in the 19th century by a woman who passed away shortly after its publication I enjoyed the story and have given it a 3 of 5 stars which is still very good in my bookA few interesting things1 The point of view in the book is from Black Beauty the horse2 It takes place in London nearly 150 years ago3 It's still a cherished story for both pleasure reading and education purposesI received it as a gift when I was about 8 or 9 as I had asked for several classics for Christmas When I saw the cover I thought it looked pretty But not enough to read it It sat on my shelf for probably two years until one day I said let's just give it a chance I was afraid it would be too boring I've always preferred complex plots and strong characters I wasn't sure this would really work for me I was wrongSeeing how people mistreated and misunderstood animals was a big benefit of the book It opens your eyes to things from another perspective and if it helps just a little to develop a bond between younger adults children and animals then it's served its purposeIt's one of those books everyone should read but not as a forced school assignment It should be something parents want to share with their kids around 7 or 8 teaching them about how to be respectful and kind to all creatures And then take them horseback riding to see what it's actually like That's what I did when I finished it went with a small group of friends to a riding academy farm a few towns over and learned about horses for one summer I kinda miss riding maybe I should try it again Off topic again what is up with me today on these reviews FYI Wrote this review 2017 from memory as I want to have a review for everything I remember reading If I messed it up let me know LOL About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creatorspolldaddy poll9729544 polldaddy poll9719251 Black Beauty Anna SewellBlack Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell It was composed in the last years of her life during which she remained in her house as an invalid The novel became an immediate best seller with Sewell dying just five months after its publication but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success With fifty million copies sold Black Beauty is one of the best selling books of all timeتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز هجدهم ماه نوامبر سال 1990 میلادیعنوان زیبای سیاه؛ نویسنده آنا سیوئل سول؛ مترجم منوچهر کریم زاده؛ امید اقتداری؛ تهران، فرهنگخانه اسفار، 1368، در 313 ص، موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان بریتانیایی سده 19 معنوان زیبای سیاه؛ آنا سیوئل سوئل؛ مترجم فرینوش ایرانبدی؛ تهران، توسن، 1369، در 273 ص؛عنوان سیاه زیبا؛ آنا سول؛ مترجم فرمهر منجزی؛ تهران، مدرسه، 1377، در 150 ص؛عنوان زیبای سیاه؛ آنا سوول؛ مترجم عبای راهبی؛ مشهد، نخست، 1380، در 111 ص، شابک 9649061479؛عنوان زیبای سیاه؛ آنا سوول؛ مترجم منوچهر کریم زاده؛ امید اقتداری؛ تهران، لوح فکر، 1382، در 255 ص، شابک 9649403159؛عنوان زیبای سیاه؛ آنا سوول؛ مترجم جبیب گوهری راد؛ تهران، نیک پیام، 1382؛ در 128 ص، شابک 9648439001؛عنوان زیبای سیاه؛ آنا سول؛ مترجم شیوا مقانلو؛ تهران، ثالث، 1392، در 200 ص، شابک 9789643807320؛داستان این کتاب از زبان یک اسب سیاه، که نخست سیاه، و سپس زیبای سیاه نامیده می‌شد، بیان می‌شود، و به بیان درد و رنج اسب‌ها در سده ی نوزدهم میلادی، و بیان بدرفتاریها با اسبها می‌پردازد ا شربیانی This is the first book I ever read I remember the day that I brought it in to show to my teacher Miss Gerardi She asked me if I could read it so I started reading it aloud to her right away The story is told in Black Beauty's own words Beauty's friends are hard to forget especially high spirited Ginger Anna Sewall's words are full of loving empathy for these beautiful animals The story was set in 19th century England at a time when almost everyone came into freuent contact with horses I hope that her story caused at least a few people to treat them with greater kindness “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” ― Mahatma GandhiI had never actually owned a copy of this wonderful classic until very recently when I spotted this one well worn and loved in a house clear out of a relative and when I was asked if there was anything I would like to take as a memento I was so happy to give a home to this stunning book Black Beauty was always out on loan from my school library and as a child I remembering constantly reuesting the one copy as it was one the most popular read along with Chitty Chitty Bang BangI adore animals of all shapes and sizes and cannot abide any sort of animal cruelty but this book brings back wonderful childhood memories for me and I think its an important book for children to read and understand that animals have feelings and they too feel pain just as humans do What a uniue heart breaking and compelling read that is as beautiful and poignant today as it was when I read it as a 10 year old girl and am sure it was way back in 1877 The story is narrated in the first person as an autobiographical memoir told by Black Beauty himself The Story begins with happy times as a colt on an English farm with his mother and the book continues as he goes through life This is a tale of hardships cruelty and kindness that broke my heart as child and all over again as an adult It teaches real life lessons as bad things happen in life and yet there is always goodness out there somewhere we just have to look for it sometimes We shall all have to be judged according to our works whether they be towards man or towards beast” ― Anna Sewell Black BeautyA beautiful book that has pride of place on my bookshelf for I hope many years to come My doctrine is this that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop and do nothing we make ourselves sharers in the guiltBLACK BEAUTY with the help of some of her friends and acuaintances narrates her own life story in this absolute gem of a children's classic I've always loved the beauty and grace of horses but now have an even greater respect and appreciation for themand their needsA few heartbreaking stories are told here but the positive encouraging message and education for children and adults alike is pricelessEVERYONE should read BLACK BEAUTY This was one of my very first 'horse' books I read it when I was nine or ten and it left a deep impression on me Told from the viewpoint of the horse it starts with Beauty's gentle upbringing and careful training Well cared for and well mannered Beauty is a valued animal with a good life at first But a mishap or two is all it takes for Black Beauty to begin a downward spiral into a world where the appearance of an animal matters far than its comfort and into the depths where the only fate for a horse is to be 'used up' in any servitude it can finally be put to Like Lassie Come Home the story does wind to a gentler and comforting ending but along the way there are some dark times It's an insight into another time as well as a different view of the world Once considered a classic I don't see it recommended as often as it used to be So I will recommend it here Okay it had started as a review but it ended up becoming something totally different It is rather dark you have been warned In Defense of CannibalismI think the story starts when as a kid I was a neighbor of this family of slaughterers for a short while and though they did their work within walls of their house still sitting inside our home we could hear the cries of goats full of pain as they were being slaughtered These cries would go on for several minutes It was unbearable for my family to hear those cries day after day Personally I found their reactions annoyingI have never liked these kind hearted people Animals have always been slaughtered and most of them never show concern except when it happens right in front of them which is when their hyper sensitive imagination starts working and they suddenly grow compassionate Their compassion creates an inconvenience when things happen in their backyard an inconvenience which they want removed They can't care less for animals They won't mind if it happens at some distance away from their physical presenceAnd this is true generally even when we are talking about suffering of humans too There is a reason Europeans do not want immigrants from middle East There is also a reason why it needed an hours long disgusting scene on the roads of their capital city for Indians to start remembering how terrible the position of their women is And if we tried so hard to get the criminals punished it wasn't out some sense of justice it was just that we were made uncomfortable by the whole scene and needed someone to get our anger outA kid falls from hisher bicycle and a good number of these compassionate idiots will gather around himher their faces full of concern Over 6 million children dead due to famine in Somalia and millions still starving and I could like to know how many of these kind hearted spirits get a single hour of sleepless night upon knowing it Out of sight out of mind And if this doesn't flood the newspapers with the news and pictures there is a reason for it  Mere knowledge of things is not enough compassion needs sensory evidence to exist and persist we know it we use this knowledge to avoid this inconvenience by denying ourselves sensory evidence I tell you nothing makes humans as hypocrite as compassion does I'm getting to it I know you want me to get to the point about cannibalism Have patienceAnd these people try their best to kill this compassion so since they can't imagine themselves killing and eating a cow they call it a beef Takes the picture out of mind And since last thing you want to imagine when you sit down to eat is meat of a pig slaughtered just for you it is conveniently renamed as pork A sheep being murdered doesn't cut so nice a picture and so it becomes muttonDon't assume for a single moment that I am some sort of animal lover The last thing I will like to be compared to is one of these PETA folks I can't care less for them especially dogs Man's best friends you say? The stupid creature can't even catch its own tail And if any animal deserved a kicking it is those cats They need to be shown their placesPlus people eat the animals they love Don't you love turkey or chicken? And oh fishWait wait let me say what I have to say it is all relatedAnd don't even get me started on pet lovers Whatever they might say theirs is the most selfish kind of love Imagine yourself being kidnapped away from your family at a young age by aliens who can't speak your language and forced to live with them seeing other humans only rarely and allowed sex only at fixed times and that too without any dating They might love you smother you with their hugs care for you train you to do things you can't see the meaning of provide you great food as well as crumbs that might fell from their plate dress you in a beautiful way which is uncomfortable for you but will you ever overcome the loneliness? Why then do such a thing to a creature you claim you love? I think many people can say that they need pets but no one can say they deserve oneAnyways nothing could be done about our neighbors they were simply doing their job only thing they were skilled in And they were pretty nice folks too I remember how they were there for us when my mom diedAlso it didn't stop me or my family from eating our share of chicken's fetus; and I don't grudge people all the cows and pigs they want to eat Let us face it they provide all those proteins and nutrients and they are delicious But let us also call things by their real names shall we? A cow is a cow is a cow A pig by any other name is pig still And a mutton is a sheep's cooked corpse and an egg is a bird's fetus PeriodAnd  before you assume I'm being satirical for promoting vegetarianism or something I will tell you I never liked those vegetarians they are only slightly less cruel to animals than pet lovers I mesn think of all those hens that are being nourished and cared for because there is demand for their children's fetus Who will care for them if people just stop consuming their product? I for one am going do my part to see that they don't get unemployed Just imagine all the animals these Vegetarians want to be left uncared for just because of their misguided conscience Why do you think animals whose cooked corpses we consume never go extinct? Because we provide food and shelter to them before we kill them It is only animals that serve humanity some purpose that are above danger of extinction It is only by eating goats we make sure that they don't go extinctBut I deviate yet again To turn back to the story of my neighbors the thing was made much worse because they killed the animals according to Hallal method the method permitted by Islam not merely killing at once with a single blow animals about to become food aren't shot before being killed anywhere in India as far as I know and you can forget stunning; but were rather killed in a slow and painful method of blood loss while a prayer is read over them Don't jump to conclusions again They were compassionate people animals were well fed before they were killed they won't let an animal see the blade being sharpened or another animal slaughtered before it See they felt for the animalCompassionate killers have always been there Some ancient Hindu kings who hunted animals for fun often considered dishonorable to kill animals engaged in sex or pubs or breastfeeding mothers And of course holy cowsWait a little I'm just about to get to cannibalismPersonally I think that to relief an animal of useless pain could be better but only slightly as whether or not they are stunned animals will lose their lives anyway But I'm sure there will be some compassionate souls who will advocate for less painful methods of killing themAlso it is this Hallal practice that made one of my favorite Sufi poets Bulleh Shah comment Hallal nalo murdar bhala dead is better than Hallal food arguing that he could rather eat the dead than Hallal foodNow a lot of people think he was talking about dead animals not humans but that is only yet again the superiority complex which make humans think that they aren't one of the animals any I for one was shocked when I learnt that cannibalism is considered a barbarous practiceAt first I could not understand what was so barbarous about cannibalism? it hardly harms anyone I mean the dead they eat are you know dead and their bodies would be wasted otherwise If anything it is a better utilization of resources Think of all the proteins minerals and stuff And I bet human eyes must be delicious too all you can say about other dead animals is true for dead humans too and it is much better than animals killed specifically for consumption Moreover you will either bury or burn your dead The first consumes a lot of land which could house homeless humans or hens left unemployed because of those mean mean vegetarians and second causes pollution; besides the already stated wastage of resources in a time when children are dying of hunger And it saves money too think of it the dead could finance the food served in their own funeral And before you give reasons of sentiments of their family I agree the dead are someone's parents who have for years fed their children Do you think they will grudge them a last nutritious meal? In case they are someone's significant other remember lovers bite each other all the time And you can spare the bones for your beloved dogAlso if you eat some other dead animal you are called non vegetarian; but if you eat a dead human you become a cannibal Why make the distinction at all? Because of that superiority complex again? Because it will make non vegetarians comfortable? There you go the whole beef and pork thing all over again Let us use one word for all such humans  either cannibal or non vegetarian I prefer cannibal It sounds sexier And while we are at it let us include vegetarians too it is only human ignorance which makes us presume that just because plants can't scream they don't feel the pain Lack of sensory evidence my friend;There is no difference between plants or animals so vegetarians need not be high brow either We all kill cause pain to eat We are all cannibalsI think if you have followed my chain of reasoning  we can safely say that we are all already cannibals so why waste dead humans? If you were struck in an island with corpse of a friend who just died and a living animal won't it be humane to eat the corpse instead of killing the beast for food? Why kill living animals when we can have dead humans?Those were the thoughts that I discussed with a friend who had listened impatiently and then after some reflection told me something which showed me the obvious fault in this scheme which I being slow to understand such things hadn't noticed that far  You don't understand anything about civilization Being civilized he told me  means that we show compassion to dead humans than living animals I revisited this classic horse story not knowing what to expect really I have found that I can't really trust my childhood memories In this case however the years made no difference The odd thing I noticed while reading this book was how completely I'd internalized the messages regarding animals and how one should treat them I know that I must have read this 20 or 30 times before I was 14 but I didn't realize that I was memorizing whole chunks of it and grafting it into my moral code It's a wonderful book I think this was my first 'favourite book'I've read it over and over again and I still cry every single time at so many different points It's such a beautiful book and I always feel it so deeply The way some people treat animals and each other can be appalling On the other hand some people can be incredibly wonderful the kind of person we all should want to be and hopefully know this applies to both the book and life in general of course Black Beauty's life has a great many ups and downs and although I know the story so well I go through a roller coaster of emotions as I read Lots of sad parts many painful truths that are unfortunately still very relevant today and also some very happy beautiful times 🍁 This was my favorite book growing up as a child I was obsessed with horses and living in a barn Black Beauty was the ultimate fan girl horse book and I ate it up as a little girl Revisiting this as an adult was eually impactful I teared up multiple times as I re lived Beauty and the slew of his bad owners his poor knees and despite it all his good tender heart This is my favorite animal character in any book and Beauty still has a beloved space that I'll cherish in my soul This book still holds up over time and one I may revisit again

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 245 pages
  • Black Beauty
  • Anna Sewell
  • English
  • 05 January 2014
  • 9780439228909