This novel tells the life story of a gentle horse called Black Beauty, who is handsome in appearance, high-spirited at work and humble by nature. He is blessed with a sweet temper and a noble heart.
The story of Black Beauty revolves around his experience at the hands of different masters, and its consequences on his overall health and happiness.
In stressing the need for compassion towards horses, we identify with Black Beauty’s courage by feeling his emotions — from his loving happiness to his struggle against despair. High adventures, uncomplaining endurance makes us ponder what it is that makes us human. We are reminded of our responsibility towards the creatures of the earth.