黑美人
Black Beauty

  • 作   者:

    安娜·休厄尔
    Anna Sewell

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

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一匹马的自述——历经磨难,最终在与死神擦肩而过后重获新生。

Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but long enough to see her only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time.

小说中一匹叫做黑美人的骏马第一人称的口吻对自己做了一个自传性质的回顾。故事开篇讲述了它还是一匹小马驹和妈妈一起在英国农场无忧无虑地快乐生活,到讲述它在伦敦被当作驾驶马车的马匹使用的悲惨生活,到在乡村愉快退休的生活轨迹。一路上它遇到了很多艰难困苦,讲述了很多残忍和善良的故事。书中的每一章节都是黑美人经历过的一个故事并在故事中黑美人得出了经验和教训:有善良,同情和理解等。

The story is narrated in the first person as an autobiographical memoir told by the titular horse named Black Beauty—beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English farm with his mother, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness. Each short chapter recounts an incident in Black Beauty's life containing a lesson or moral typically related to the kindness, sympathy, and understanding treatment of horses, with Sewell's detailed observations and extensive descriptions of horse behaviour lending the novel a good deal of verisimilitude.

安娜·休厄尔(1820-1878),英国著名作家。安娜从小就对动物有强烈的爱好,憎恶以任何形式虐待动物。出于对虐待动物,特别是虐待人类的朋友——马的强烈不满安娜写下了《黑美人》,以劝说人们应该善待与我们共处同一个星球的动物,特别是马——它是人类最忠实朋友。安娜虽然身染重病,但依靠坚强的意志,历经八年终于创作完成《黑美人》,并于1877年正式出版。《黑美人》也是她留给世人的唯一作品。

"And a mighty sing'lar and pretty place it is, as ever I saw in all the days of my life!" said Captain Jorgan, looking up at it.

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