“Black Beauty – The Autobiography of a Horse” is a 1911 novel by English author Anna Sewell (1820–1878). Having sold more than fifty million copies, it is among the top ten best-selling books of all time. The novel—originally intended for adults—was written in the last years of Sewell’s life while she was housebound, being published just five months before her death. While the primary theme of the novel is animal welfare, it also teaches the reader how and why people should be treated with kindness and respect, making it perfect for young minds. An absolute classic of children’s fiction that continues to be read and adored over a century after its first publication. Read & Co. are now republishing this classic work in a modern edition complete with a biography of the author by Elizabeth Lee.