`There are a great many kinds of men; there are good, thoughtful men like our master, that any horse may be proud to serve; but there are bad, cruel men, who never ought to have a horse or dog to call their own... I hope you will fall into good hands; but a horse never knows who may buy him, or who may drive him; it is a chance for us, but still I say, do your best, wherever it is, and keep up your good name.'
This enchanting story of the bravery of a horse in Victorian Britain has captivated and enthralled so many generations of readers. Step back in time and see the world through Black Beauty's gentle and patient eyes, as he enjoys the pleasures and endures the hardships that fell to horses living in the 19th Century. Christian Birmingham's stunning new colour edition of Anna Sewell's classic tale is complete and unabridged, and the narrative voice of Black Beauty as fresh as the day the story was first published in 1877. Meet the compassionate heroes and hard-hearted rascals who Beauty encounters during his life and, above all, experience what it is to be a horse - to gallop on the soft grass and to hear a kind word in a moment of great need. It is truly a story you will never forget.