Anna Sewell





Anna Sewell

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born
in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, The United Kingdom
March 30, 1820

died
April 25, 1878

gender
female

genre

influences
Mary Wright Sewell


About this author

Anna Sewell (1820-78) was a kind and generous woman whose great love for horses and desire to see them better treated resulted in the most celebrated animal story of the nineteenth century.

Born into a strict Quaker family who lived at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, she was brought up to believe in the importance of self-reliance, moral responsibility and 'tender consideration for the Creatures of God'. From an early age she developed a strong love of animals and abhorred any form of cruelty towards them. She seemed to have a natural affinity with horses, and the great knowledge of horsemanship evident in Black Beauty was born from a lifetime's experience. Anna received her education at home from her mother, who as well as instilling in her a
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More books by Anna Sewell…
“If they strain me up tight, why, let 'em look out! I can't bear it, and I won't.”
Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.”
Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

“There is no religion without love,
and people may talk as much as
they like about their religion, but
if it does not teach them to be good
and kind to man and beast,
it is all a sham.”
Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

Polls

February 2015 Old School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our February 2015 Old School Classics group read?

1887, The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, 126 pages
 
  10 votes, 19.2%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  9 votes, 17.3%

1818, Persuasion by Jane Austen, 249 pages
 
  6 votes, 11.5%

 
  5 votes, 9.6%

 
  5 votes, 9.6%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
  4 votes, 7.7%

 
  4 votes, 7.7%

1871, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.8%

 
  2 votes, 3.8%

 
  2 votes, 3.8%

 
  1 vote, 1.9%

1877, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, 245 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.9%

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