Q:

What is the book summary of Black Beauty?

A:

Quick Answer

The book "Black Beauty" is an autobiographical story told from the perspective of Black Beauty: the main character who is a spirited stallion. "Black Beauty" tells the story of Black Beauty’s life in several phases, beginning with his birth then journeying through his life as a foal, a yearling and ultimately as a mature stallion.

Know More
What is the book summary of Black Beauty?
Credit: Christian Behrens CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

"Black Beauty" begins with the birth of Black Beauty, which takes place in the stall of a beautiful old barn. Black Beauty grows quickly with the assistance and guidance of his doting mother who teaches her son, as any human mother would, the things that he should and should not do, what to eat, who to interact with and the like. Black Beauty’s mother raises him to be a well-behaved young colt, but despite her best attempts to keep her son forever by her side, the horses’ human owners have different plans for the pair. The owners sell Beauty to a man named Squire Gordon who adds Black Beauty to his collection of three horses: Ginger, Merrylegs and Oliver. Ultimately, Gordon sells the stallion to Earlshall Park; life here is harsh, and Beauty suffers abuse. His next sale is to Jerry, a cab driver who cares for Beauty until he falls ill. Beauty ultimately changes hands of ownership several more times, ending up at a pasture owned by the Blomefield family, for whom his first owner, Joe Green, works. Green recognizes Beauty upon his arrival and cares for Beauty in his remaining days.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is a short summary of "Black Beauty?"

    A:

    Anna Sewell's 1877 novel "Black Beauty" is an autobiographical memoir told by the horse who gives the book its name that starts with the horse's whimsical days as a young colt before moving on toward tough times hauling cabs in London and ending with a peaceful rest in the country. Each phase of his story brings him many stories of compassion, but he also gives many accounts of cruelty. The chapters each have a lesson inside them that relates to the sympathetic and insightful ways that people ought to behave.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a summary of "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell?

    A:

    "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell is the first-person story of the titular horse as he falls into the hands of numerous owners throughout his life, some caring and others cruel. The novel is unique as the first book written from an animal's perspective.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Can I have a book summary of "Twelve Years a Slave"?

    A:

    The book "12 Years a Slave" is the ghostwritten true account of how a free black man living in New York was tricked into leaving his family, kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. Solomon Northrup was living with his wife and three children working as a carpenter when he received an offer to join a traveling musical group in Washington, D.C.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can I find a summary of the first book of Wordsworth's "Prelude"?

    A:

    Education Portal provides a good summary of Wordsworth's "Prelude." The summary includes a concise introduction with context, a more extensive overview and a detailed analysis that articulates the significance of the poem.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore