195 Years of Black Beauty ~ A Tribute To Anna Sewell~

1877 first edition

I edited the title. Changed 150 years to 195 years!

Anna Sewell~

1820-1878

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England UK

Anna Sewell was born on March 30, 1820, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.  When Anna was 14 and on her way home from school, she slipped and fell, breaking both of her ankles. After that, she was confined most of the time to  her house as an invalid and got around mostly by carriage horses. Despite her pain, Anna Sewell was determined to complete her novel, Black Beauty (1877) . She dictated much of the book to her mother, who wrote it all down when Anna was too weak to hold a pencil.  She died of hepatitis in 1878, just five months after her book was published. Anna Sewell~ 1820-1878 Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK Anna Sewell was born on March 30, 1820, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.  When Anna was 14 and on her way home from school, she slipped and fell, breaking both of her ankles. After that, she was confined most of the time to  her house as an invalid and got around mostly by carriage horses. Anna spent her last years writing the children’s classic Black Beauty (1877). She died of hepatitis in 1878, just five months after her book was published.

, Illustrated by Lucy Kemp- Welch

 

Black Beauty~

Published in: 1877

Black Beauty is the compelling tale of a young thoroughbred that captured the hearts of Victorian England in the early 1800s. It is told by its hero, a remarkable black horse born with one white foot and a white star on his forehead. In his own unique voice, Black Beauty tells the story of his life from the time he was a young colt who grazed the meadow in idyllic country pastures, to his work pulling a cart on the cobble-stoned streets in London, his experiences with both kind and cruel treatment, and the last home where he finally finds love and happiness.

  

1958, illustrated Sheila Rose

Black Beauty 1897
1897,

 

 

Susan Jeffers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Beauty 2011
2011 Penguin Threads edition–with design by Jillian Tamaki.

Cover design by Siobhán Gallagher.

I hope you learned more about Black Beauty and Anna Sewell and enjoyed seeing all of these artists different renditions of Black Beauty. Did you notice Black Beauty’s markings? He was supposed to have a star and and one white sock!

Shya

Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !

https://theflyingshetlands.wordpress.com

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