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Picture of Black Beauty

Black Beauty

His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell

Editor(s): Kristen Guest

Book Description

Continuously in print and translated into multiple languages since it was first published, Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty is a classic work of children’s literature that is also an important text in the fields of Victorian studies and animal studies. The new Cambridge Scholars Publishing critical edition reproduces the first edition of 1877, restoring material often abridged in other modern editions. It also includes a critical introduction; contextual material that places the novel in historical context; a chronology of Anna Sewell; and notes on the text that illuminate references to Victorian society and contemporary practices of animal husbandry.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3382-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3382-7
Date of Publication: 01/12/2011
Pages / Size: 200 / A5
Price: £39.99


Kristen Guest is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, where she teaches Victorian and Children’s literatures. Her research, which focuses on Victorian popular culture, has appeared in such journals as Victorian Studies, Studies in Romanticism, the Journal of Victorian Culture, and Victorian Literature and Culture. In 2001, she edited Eating Their Words: Cannibalism and the Boundaries of Cultural Identity (SUNY Press).