Anna Sewell





Anna Sewell


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

Died
April 25, 1878

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Mary Wright Sewell


Anna Sewell 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 sense of
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“It is good people who make good places.”
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“If they strain me up tight, why, let 'em look out! I can't bear it, and I won't.”
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“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.”
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Polls

October 2015 Old School Classic Poll

 
  31 votes, 21.1%

 
  26 votes, 17.7%

 
  17 votes, 11.6%

1880, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, 352 pages
 
  17 votes, 11.6%

1877, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, 245 pages
 
  16 votes, 10.9%

1721, Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, 339 pages
 
  12 votes, 8.2%

1893, Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain, 160 pages
 
  12 votes, 8.2%

 
  10 votes, 6.8%

1874, Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo, 352 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.7%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

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