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Florian, Das Pferd des Kaisers
Paul Zsolnay, Berlin, 1933

Florian, an Emperor’s Horse
Jonathan Cape, London, 1934,
trans Normal Gullick

Florian, the Emperor's Stallion (right)

Bobbs Merrill 1934, New York, trans Erich Posselt and Michel Kraike

Florian, Das Pferd des Kaisers

Fischer Bucherei, Frankfurt, 1958

Florian, the Lipizzaner (left)
J A Allen, 1963



Florian is a Lipizzaner stallion. His life starts as a pampered foal, and he eventually becomes an emperor’s horse. With the death of the Emperor, Francis Joseph, life changes for Florian. The new Emperor does not use carriage horses, only cars
or trains, so all the horses in the Imperial Stables are put up for auction. Florian becomes a cab horse, and as the use of the car spreads ever onwards, he is of less and less use.

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