Narrated from the perspective of a horse, Black Beauty is a touching story championing animal rights and compassion for others. Black Beauty is a horse that grows up on an English farm and goes on to work in the harsh London streets pulling cabs. In each chapter, Black Beauty describes a time in his life from which he learns a lesson by overcoming hardships or experiencing acts of kindness.
The message of Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty is an enduring one in which everyone can find some value. Sewell manages a tremendous feat; she teaches and raises awareness of the maltreatment of animals while also finding a way into the hearts of her readers.