Anna Sewell

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Birthday
30, 1820
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 25, 1878 (58)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
30, 1820
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 25, 1878 (58)

About

English novelist whose only published work, Black Beauty, is considered a classic of English children's literature. She was unable to enjoy the book's success due to the fact that she passed away just five months after its publication.

Before Fame

She did not received formal education until moving to Stoke Newington at age twelve. She and her family were heavily involved with the Church of England.

Trivia

Due to ankle injuries sustained as a child, she was never able to walk without the use of crutches.

Family Life

Her mother, Mary Wright Sewell, was a famous children's author. She had one younger brother, named Phillip.

Associated With

Her influential book Black Beauty was adapted into a 1994 film of the same name, directed by screenwriter-turned-director Caroline Thompson.