Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. The story is narrated in the first person as an autobiographical memoir told by the titular horse named Black Beauty. It forthrightly teaches animal welfare and how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect.
With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 58 in the BBC's survey The Big Read, a survey of the British public by the BBC to determine the "Nation's Best-loved Novel".
About the Author:
Anna Sewell (安娜·休厄爾)
Anna Sewell ( 1820 - 1878) 是一位英國小說家。她被稱為 1877 年小說《黑美人》的作者，這是她唯一出版的作品，被認為是最暢銷的十本兒童小說之一，儘管作者打算將這部作品面向成人讀者。休厄爾在《黑美人》出版後僅五個月就去世了，她活得足夠長，看到她唯一的小說獲得了成功。