Black Beauty | Study Guide

Anna Sewell

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Anna Sewell

Year Published



Children's Book


Drama, Fantasy

Perspective and Narrator

The first-person narrator of the novel is a horse named Black Beauty who tells the story of his life as he sees it.


Black Beauty is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The main character and narrator is a black horse named Black Beauty. Often called Beauty as a nickname, the horse is not only physically attractive but also is hardworking, gentle, and obedient. The subtitle for Black Beauty, "The Autobiography of a Horse," indicates that a horse capable of communicating its thoughts will tell readers its life story.


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