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Sunday, March 30, 2014

ANNA SEWELL - AUTHOR OF THE CLASSIC NOVEL "BLACK BEAUTY"

March 30th. Today we celebrate the birthdate of author Anna Sewell (1820-1878)

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Sewell is the author of the classic novel Black Beauty. Published in 1877, the novel not only teaches about animal cruelty, it also teaches that one must treat people with kindness and respect. The story is told in the first person, by the horse.

Sewell was an invalid for most of her life. She was, however, able to get around by horse carriage. This led to her love of horses and her concern for their welfare. The novel was an immediate success. Unfortunately, Sewell died only 5 months after its publication.

"My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt." Anna Sewell from Brainyquote.com

Find out more about this author here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Sewell