Anna Sewell (30 March 1820 – 25 April 1878) was a successful author of children's books, best known as the author of the classic novel Black Beauty. Sewell was born in into a devoutly Quaker family. When she was fourteen, she slipped while walking home from school and severely injured both of her ankles, she was never able to walk normally ever again. While seeking to improve her health in Europe, Sewell encountered various writers, artists, and philosophers, to which her previous background had not exposed her.
“Black Beauty” is a children’s novel written by Anna Sewell. It revolves around a horse, “telling” its own biography to the reader by itself. Beauty’s story is full of dramatic turns and thrilling events. This book will show you an eloquent picture of XIX century England and give a better understanding of horses. Although it is now considered a children's classic, she originally wrote it for those who worked with horses.