Black Beauty - The Autobiography of a Horse - Classic World Novels - Complete New Edition. The Original Classic by Anna Sewell. Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but long enough to see her only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time.While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. Black Beauty became a forerunner to the pony book genre of children's literature. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 58 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.The story is narrated in the first person as an autobiographical memoir told by the titular horse named Black Beauty-beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English farm with his mother, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness. Each short chapter recounts an incident in Black Beauty's life containing a lesson or moral typically related to the kindness, sympathy, and understanding treatment of horses, with Sewell's detailed observations and extensive descriptions of horse behaviour lending the novel a good deal of verisimilitude.
I was fortunate in that I chose my parents well. John Wilfred Cauthen and Nancy Beulah Harris Cauthen were ordinary folks from rural Georgia. They taught me what unconditional love was by their words and actions. I will be forever grateful to these wonderful people who demonstrated the beauty of ordinary lives. This little booklet is a loving tribute to them. I focus on their last years as they confronted the necessity of giving up the home they loved and moving to a nursing home to spend the rest of their days.
When it comes to being schooled in passion, some lessons are difficult to forget...Roslyn Loring longs for the love of a neighboring earl. Knowing that gentlemen often fall in love with their mistresses but rarely their wives, she sets out to learn the secrets of a mistress - especially their tricks of arousing a gentleman's ardor. She secretly attends a courtesan's masquerade ball so that she can observe some mistresses first-hand. But her plan goes awry when her guardian's close friend Drew Moncrief, the handsome and rakish Duke of Arden, shows up and starts doggedly pursuing her. After a passionate rendezvous on the balcony, Roslyn flees and vows no one shall learn her true identity. But rakish dukes are hard to fool, and when Drew discovers who Roslyn truly is and she confesses her love for the earl, Drew agrees to give her lessons in how to make a man fall in love. But love lessons lead to irresistible passion and it isn't long before they find themselves losing their hearts...