Anna Sewell


Anna Sewell
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Anna Sewell (30 March 1820 – 25 April 1878) was an English novelist, best known as the author of the classic novel Black Beauty.

Anna Mary Sewell was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England into a devoutly Quaker family. Her father was Isaac Phillip Sewell (1793–1879), and her mother, Mary Wright Sewell (1798–1884) was a successful author of children's books. She had one sibling, a younger brother named Philip and was largely educated at home.

At the age of twelve, the family moved to Stoke Newington, where Sewell attended school for the first time. Two years later, however, she slipped while walking home from school and severely injured both of her ankles. Her father ... more »

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  • ''“If they strain me up tight, why, let em look out! I cant bear it, and I wont.” ''
    Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
  • ''“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.” ''
    Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
  • “There is no religion without love,
    and people may talk as much as
    they like about their religion, but
    if it does not teach them to be good
    and kind to man and beast, ...
    Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
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