Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

Anna SEWELL (1820 - 1878)

Black Beauty is Anna Sewell’s first and only novel. The story is told in the “first person” (or first horse) as an autobiographical memoir of a highbred horse named Black Beauty, from his carefree days as a foal on an English farm, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness. Each short chapter recounts an incident in Black Beauty’s life containing a lesson or moral typically related to the kindness, sympathy, and understanding treatment of horses. (Summary from wikipedia.org)

Genre(s): Animals & Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01 – My Early Home Kara Shallenberg
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Play 02 Chapter 02 – The Hunt Kristin LeMoine
00:06:47
Play 03 Chapter 03 – My Breaking In Kristin LeMoine
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Play 04 Chapter 04 – Birtwick Park Kristin LeMoine
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Play 05 Chapter 05 – A Fair Start Brad Bush
00:07:03
Play 06 Chapter 06 – Liberty Betsie Bush
00:04:03
Play 07 Chapter 07 – Ginger Betsie Bush
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Play 08 Chapter 08 – Ginger’s Story Continued Betsie Bush
00:07:37
Play 09 Chapter 09 – Merrylegs Sureka
00:05:58
Play 10 Chapter 10 – A Talk in the Orchard Sureka
00:11:41
Play 11 Chapter 11 – Plain Speaking Fox in the Stars
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Play 12 Chapter 12 – A Stormy Day Judith Brown
00:07:49
Play 13 Chapter 13 – The Devil’s Trade Mark fastfinge
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Play 14 Chapter 14 – James Howard fastfinge
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Play 15 Chapter 15 – The Old Hostler fastfinge
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Play 16 Chapter 16 – The Fire Chris Peterson
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Play 17 Chapter 17 – John Manly’s Talk Fox in the Stars
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Play 18 Chapter 18 – Going for the Doctor Sean McGaughey
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Play 19 Chapter 19 – Only Ignorance Sean McGaughey
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Play 20 Chapter 20 – Joe Green Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
00:06:23
Play 21 Chapter 21 – The Parting Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 22 Chapter 22 – Earlshall Kara Shallenberg
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Play 23 Chapter 23 – A Strike for Liberty Laura O'Neill
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Play 24 Chapter 24 – The Lady Anne, or a Runaway Horse Barbara Harvey
00:13:51
Play 25 Chapter 25 – Reuben Smith Kristin LeMoine
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Play 26 Chapter 26 – How It Ended Linton
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Play 27 Chapter 27 – Ruined and Going Downhill Annie Coleman Rothenberg
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Play 28 Chapter 28 – A Job Horse and His Drivers Annie Coleman Rothenberg
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Play 29 Chapter 29 – Cockneys Chris Vee
00:13:47
Play 30 Chapter 30 – A Thief Chris Vee
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Play 31 Chapter 31 – A Humbug Linton
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Play 32 Chapter 32 – A Horse Fair Barbara Harvey
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Play 33 Chapter 33 – A London Cab Horse Chris Peterson
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Play 34 Chapter 34 – An Old War Horse Meredith Hughes
00:10:43
Play 35 Chapter 35 – Jerry Barker Meredith Hughes
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Play 36 Chapter 36 – The Sunday Cab Patti McCoy
00:10:57
Play 37 Chapter 37 – The Golden Rule Patti McCoy
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Play 38 Chapter 38 – Dolly and a Real Gentleman Chris Peterson
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Play 39 Chapter 39 – Seedy Sam Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 40 Chapter 40 – Poor Ginger Fox in the Stars
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Play 41 Chapter 41 – The Butcher Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
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Play 42 Chapter 42 – The Election Fox in the Stars
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Play 43 Chapter 43 – A Friend in Need Chris Peterson
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Play 44 Chapter 44 – Old Captain and His Successor Cyrus Farivar
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Play 45 Chapter 45 – Jerry Cyrus Farivar
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Play 46 Chapter 46 – Jakes and the Lady Judith Brown
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Play 47 Chapter 47 – Hard Times Judith Brown
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Play 48 Chapter 48 – Farmer Thoroughgood and His Grandson Willie Judith Brown
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Play 49 Chapter 49 – My Last Home Judith Brown
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