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Summary

Anna Sewell said that her purpose in writing the novel was "to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses". The book broke records for sales and is the sixth best seller in the English language.

©2012 Anna Sewel (P)2011 Trout Lake Media

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Good! One chapter unedited!

Enjoyable, old fashioned but charming reader! But someone forgot to edit chapter 44! Most odd.

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black beauty

I felt that the narration of this book was poor and a little depressing for a story that in places is also very sad.

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  • Peter
  • United Kingdom
  • 25-08-14

Desperately needs post-edting

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Part 3 Chapter 24 needs post-editing - it has all of Batchelor's mistakes still in it!

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  • Dub Shop
  • 10-08-17

Black Beauty

Black Beauty is a well thought out book. It is extremely intriguing, and quite happy but not the all of the book is happy which can be good because when the book turned from sad to happy I was thrilled. It feels the the reader is feeling the same emotions. This book is fantastic and I would recommend it to any pony lover

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  • Christy Brown
  • 17-02-18

Black Beauty

Same wonderful classic tale that I loved as a child and it is very well read for the moist part though I feel a bit to fast in some parts that seemed to run together. The biggest problem that I had was towards the end of the story the recording skipped in several places and repeated the same sentence more than once. Though this only happened towards the end and on not sure why. Still is a very good story.

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  • Margie M.
  • 21-03-16

Even more enjoyable than when I read it as a child

As a horse crazy girl, I enjoyed this book, but as an adult, I enjoyed more of the social nuances of the story. and feel it is a quite decently written story. And we'll performed.