Novels set in Florence

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Alain Absire: Alessandro ou La guerre des chiens
Joan Aiken: The Smile of the Stranger
Erin Aislinn: It Happened In Florence
Sidney Alexander: Michelangelo the Florentine
Eric Allen: The Man Who Chose Death
Federico Andahazi: El secreto de los flamencos
Clayton C. Barbeau: Dante and Gentucca: A Love Story
Noel Barber: Daughters of the Prince
Jack Barnao: HammerLocke
June Barraclough: Familiar Acts
Maxime Benoît-Jeannin: Le Florentin
Juliette Benzoni: La Florentine
Boccaccio: The Decameron
Dan Brown: Inferno
Richard Burns: Sandro and Simonetta
Victor Canning: The Python Project
Lorenzo Carcaterra: Midnight Angels
Franco Cardini & Leonardo Gori: Lo specchio nero
Giuliano Cattaneo: Le rughe di Firenze
Sophie Chauveau: Le Rêve de Botticelli
Howard Clewes: An Epitaph for Love
Barbara Cherne: Bella Donna
Carolyn Coker: The Other David
William Congreve: Incognita
Lettice Cooper: Fenny
Brigitte D’Orazio: Die Sterne über Florenz
Jack Dann: The Memory Cathedral
Michael Delahaye: The Sale of Lot 236
Sven Delblanc: Kastrater
Michael Dibdin: A Rich Full Death
Alexandre Dumas: Une nuit à Florence
Sarah Dunant: The Birth of Venus
Sarah Dunant: Mapping the Edge
George Alec Effinger: Utopia 3
George Eliot: Romola
Catherine Elston: Flight to Florence
Peter G. Engelman: Magic, Malice And Murder
Richard Evans: The Last Promise
Annette Eyre: The Magnolia Room
Fernando Fernán Gómez: La cruz y el lirio dorado
Robert Ferro: The Blue Star
Marina Fiorato: The Botticelli Secret
Alan Fisk: Cupid and the Silent Goddess
Penelope Fitzgerald: Innocence
Jo Ford: Colophon
E M Forster: A Room with a View
E M Forster: Where Angels Fear to Tread
Michael Frank: Florentine Commission
Harold Webber ‘Jack’ Freeman: The Poor Scholar’s Tale
Sarah Frydman: La Saga des Médicis
Richard Gaunt: Medici Woman
Michael Gilbert: The Etruscan Net (US: The Family Tomb)
Laura Gilmour Bennett: A Time and a Place
Michele Giuttari: Compagni di sangue
Michele Giuttari: Le rose nere di Firenze
Michele Giuttari: Scarabeo (A Florentine Death)
Brian Glanville: Along the Arno
Brian Glanville: Kissing America
Carol Goodman: The Sonnet Lover
Nancy Goodwin: One Summer In Florence
Yan Gauchard: Le Cas Annunziato
John Griffin: Florentine Madonna
Laura Grimaldi: Il sospetto (Suspicion)
Lucretia Grindle: The Faces of Angels
Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi: L’assedio di Firenze
Jonathan Harris: Seizing Amber
Thomas Harris: Hannibal
Robert R. Hellenga: The Italian Lover
Robert R. Hellenga: The Sixteen Pleasures
John Spencer Hill: The Last Castrato
Carolyn Hilliard: Trusting
Joanna Hines: Angels of the Flood
Mary Hoffman: Stravaganza – City of Flowers
Timothy Holme: Vile Florentines
William Dean Howells: An Indian Summer
Aldous Huxley: Time Must Have a Stop
Peter Inchbald: Tondo for Short
Henry James: Portrait of a Lady
Kelly Jones: The Lost Madonna
Jeanne Kalogridis: I, Mona Lisa
Francis King: The Ant Colony
Francis King: The Dividing Stream
Len Lamensdorf: Gino, the Countess & Chagall
R. M. Lamming: The Notebook of Gismondo Cavaletti
Jane Langton: The Dante Game
Eric Laurrent: Clara Stern
Eric Laurrent: Renaissance italienne
D H Lawrence: Aaron’s Rod
Giulio Leoni: Delitti della luce (The Kingdom of Light)
Sinclair Lewis: World So Wide
Kathleen Lloyd: Phoenix in Firenze
Georges Londeix: L’Inondation
Claire Lorrimer: Voice In The Dark
Kate Maberley: Melanthe
Charles Maclean: Home Before Dark
Antonio Manetti: Il Grasso Legnaiuolo (The Fat Woodworker)
Renzo Manetti: Il segreto di San Miniato
Alessandro Manzoni: I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed)
Edward A. Marinello: Lorenzo: Murder in the Cathedral
Rosemarie Marschner: Nacht der Engel
Bob Marshall-Andrews: The Palace of Wisdom
David Mathew: In Vallombrosa
W. Somerset Maugham: Up at the Villa
Lorenza Mazzetti: Con rabbia (Rage)
Anna Maria Mazziotti di Celso: La cerchia antica
Paul J. McAuley: Pasquale’s Angel
James McKean: Quattrocento
Pilar Molina Llorente: El Aprendiz (The Apprentice)
Philippa Morgan: Chaucer and the Legend of Good Women
Julia O’Faolain: The Irish Signorina
Emile Ollivier: Une visite à la chapelle des Médicis
Whitney Otto: The Passion Dream Book
Michael Ondaatje: The English Patient
Aldo Palazzeschi: Le sorelle Materassi (The Materassi Sisters)
Iain Pears: Giotto’s Hand
Audrey Peterson: Lament for Christabel
Michael Petery: Michelangelo-Frömmigkeit und Ironie [Michelangelo – Piety and Irony]
Rosa Planas: Les Mascares De Florencia
Joseph Emery Prank: Under the Loggia
Vasco Pratolini: La costanza della ragione (Bruno Santini)
Vasco Pratolini: Cronaca familiare (Two Brothers; Family Chronicle)
Vasco Pratolini: Cronache di Poveri Amanti (A Tale of Poor Lovers)
Vasco Pratolini: Il Quartiere (The Naked Streets; A Tale of Santa Croce)
Vasco Pratolini: Metello (Metello)
Vasco Pratolini: Le ragazze di San Frediano (The Girls of Sanfrediano)
Linda Proud: The Rebirth of Venus
Linda Proud: A Tabernacle for the Sun
Pierre Jean Remy: Une ville immortelle
Anne Rice: Vittorio, the Vampire
Alexandra Ripley: Time Returns
Nora Roberts: Homeport
Michaela Roessner: The Stars Compel
Michaela Roessner: The Stars Dispose
Tilman Röhrig: Wir sind das Salz von Florenz
Cristina Rossi: Una storia fiorentina
Mary Ryan: The Promise
Salman Rushdie: The Enchantress of Florence
Mary Ryan: The Promise
Vanni Santoni: Se fossi fuoco, arderei Firenze
Nathan Schachner: The Wanderer
Karel Schulz: Kámen a bolest (In the Medici Gardens)
Sandra Shulman: Francesca the Florentine
Traci L. Slatton: Immortal
Elizabeth Spencer: Light in the Piazza
Theresa Stellini: If Nothing Happens in the Sky
Irving Stone: The Agony and the Ecstasy
Thomas Swan: The Da Vinci Deception
Emma Tennant: Felony
Rupert Thomson: Secrecy
Rosemary Timperley: The Mask Shop
Lindsay Townsend: Voices in the Dark
Violet Trefusi: Pirates at Play
Arvin Upton: Lorenzino
Bianca Van Orden: Water Music
Marcello Vannucci: Il Magnifico racconta
Michael White: The Medici Secret
S Levett Yeats: The Honour of Savelli
Christobel Kent’s Sandri Cellini detective series is set in Florence
The Magdalen Nabb Marshal Guarnaccia mysteries are set in Florence.
Nino Filastò’s Avvocato Scalzi mysteries (not translated into English) are set in Florence
Marco Vichi’s Commissario Bordelli mysteries (not translated into English) are set in Florence
T S Stribling’s Unfinished Cathedral and The Store are set in Florence, Alabama

Born in Florence

Anna Banti
Romano Bilenchi
Alessandro Bonsanti
Emilio Cecchi
Antonio Delfini
Franco Fortini
Carlo Emilio Gadda
Nicola Lisi
Mario Luzi
Aldo Palazzeschi
Giovanni Papini
Vasco Pratolini

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Novels in Florence