List of 31 Books Based in Florence

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Title Author Publishing Year Genre
A Gift for the Magus Linda Proud 2012 Historical Fiction, Art, Cultural, Italy, Fiction, Medieval
A Room With a View E.M. Forster 1908 Novel, Fiction, Travel literature
A Tabernacle for the Sun Linda Proud 1997 Historical Fiction
A Tale of Poor Lovers Vasco Pratolini 1946 Fiction, Italian Literature, Classics, Novels
Artemisia Anna Banti 1947 Biographical Fiction
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture Ross King 2000 History, Nonfiction, Art, Architecture
Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City Paul Strathern 2011 Biography
Florence: A Delicate Case David Leavitt 2002 Biography, Travel literature
Galileo’s Daughter Dava Sobel 1999 Biography
Hannibal Thomas Harris 1999 Horror, Fiction, Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Suspense
History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy Niccolò Machiavelli 1532 History, Politics, Italy, Nonfiction, Classics, Philosophy
I, Mona Lisa Jeanne Kalogridis 2006 historical novel, Historical Fiction, Mystery
Inferno Dan Brown 2013 Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Detective novel, Adventure fiction, Conspiracy fiction
Innocence Penelope Fitzgerald 1986 Fiction, Romance novel
Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de' Medici Miles J. Unger 2008 Biography
Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces Miles Unger 2014 Biography
Murder of a Medici Princess Caroline P. Murphy 2008 Biography
My Cousin Rachel Daphne du Maurier 1951 Novel, Mystery, Fiction, Romance novel
Romola George Eliot 1863 Historical Fiction, historical novel
Secrecy Rupert Thomson 2013 Historical Fiction
The Agony and the Ecstasy Irving Stone 1961 Novel, Biography, Biographical Fiction, Historical Fiction, historical novel, Künstlerroman
The Birth of Venus Sarah Dunant 2003 Novel, Historical Fiction
The Enchantress of Florence Salman Rushdie 2008 Novel, Historical Fiction
The King's Agent Donna Russo Morin 2011 Historical Fiction, Romance novel, Historical romance
The Monster of Florence Magdalen Nabb 1996 Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Police procedural
The Passion of Artemisia Susan Vreeland 2001 Novel, Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction
The Portrait of a Lady Henry James 1881 Novel, Fiction
The Prince Niccolò Machiavelli 1532 Non-fiction
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall Christopher Hibbert 1974 Biography
The Way Back to Florence Glenn Haybittle 2015 Historical Fiction
Up at the Villa W. Somerset Maugham 1941 Romance novel

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