The Question and Answer section for Black Beauty is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Both novels are told from the perspective of the animal, both animals receive a wide array of treatment by the humans they come into contact with, both novels are centered around the innate behaviors of the animals they represent.
John Manly is the adept, kind, wise coachman of Squire Gordon’s estate. He takes a great liking to Beauty, who loves him very much in return. James Howard is Squire Gordon’s groom. He is a brave, skillful, and responsible young man.
Although many regard it as a novel clearly intended for children, Sewell did not explicitly limit her book to a children audience. Instead she stated that she intended for this book to encourage readers to deal with horses sympathetically and to...