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.