The novel “Black Beauty by Anna Sewell” traces the life and adventures of Black Beauty, a horse in 19th-century England. It opens with Beauty’s descriptions of his life as a colt (young horse) in the home of a kind master named Farmer Grey. Black Beauty, a handsome well-born, well-bred horse of the era before automobiles, narrates the story. He is initially owned by kind masters but is sold to successively crueler owners. Eventually he collapses from overwork and ill treatment, but in the end he is sold to another kind owner and recovers.
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