Anna Sewell Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 14 pages of information about the life of Anna Sewell.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell's only book, Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse (1877), has been considered as a work of humane literature, a moral tale, and an animal fable, which were all popular genres in the later nineteenth century. Unlike many of the works with which it has been compared, however, Black Beauty has come to be lauded as the best-loved animal story and a classic of children's literature. Its missionary aim to "induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses" was as timely as it was far-reaching: as the animal most relied upon for all modes of carriage and transport on both sides of the Atlantic, the horse was most apt to be abused.

The book was appropriated for its propagandistic capabilities first by George Angell, founder of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and later by the Royal Society for the Prevention of...

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