What are the best books set in Venice?

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    #1The Serpent of Venice

    The Serpent of Venice

    The Serpent of Venice: A Novel by Christopher Moore is a historical comedic fiction and mystery novel originally published in 2014. This book was nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Humor.


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    Emma Wu
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "this book was good.this story was shared to my friends . children's are involve to read this book happily because it suitable for all. "
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    Othello by William Shakespeare is a drama novel first published in 1603. This book follows the story of two married couples, Othello and Desdemona, from mutual devotion to jealousy and death. This novel has a movie and a play adaptation.


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    Gerardo Cano
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a must read for Shakespeare romance fans. It does an excellent job painting a clear picture of what the life of a Venecian woman who is in love is like. This particular translation makes it very easy to follow along. "
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    #3Cry to Heaven

    Cry to Heaven
    Cry to Heaven is a fantasy historical fiction book written by Anne Rice. This horror fiction novel is first published in 1982. 

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    Patrick Brewer
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Cry to Heaven is another must read by Anne Rice. Admittedly, I am a fan of Rice's work. This is different that the vampire series and equally as awesome. I could not put this book down. I had to research and learn even more about Venice after reading. I fell in love."
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    #4The Merchant of Venice

    The Merchant of Venice

    The Merchant of Venice is written by William Shakespeare which centers on Bassanio trying to win the test of Portia's father in order for him to be able to marry her, and if he fails he might never marry her. 


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    Catherine Ruiz
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I remember when I first time saw a movie by this play. I fell in love with story. And I was looking for translation to read, and I found this book online. I loved the way of classical storyline, interesting plot and characters. I was fascinated that in such times when Shakespeare wrote this play, he showed how smart women are and I fell in love with this play even more. I liked the way main characters helped each other even risking their own marriage. And women acted really smart by "checking" their husbands' faithfulness. "
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    #5Death in Venice and Other Tales

    Death in Venice and Other Tales

    Death in Venice and Other Tales is a collection of short stories written by Thomas Mann which tells about the disastrous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor. 


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    Zachary Duncan
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Venice is famous for various things such as its canals, but I cannot necessarily think of that many books that take place there, so I think this would have to be one of the better ones, as it is an above average work in general. It's full of various allusions and metaphors that might cause it to be a bit dense for the modern reader, but it is worth figuring out. The other stories that round out the collection are worth a read as well, though they take place in a variety of settings. "
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    #6The Passion

    The Passion
    The Passion is a historical fiction novel written by Jeanette Winterson which centers on French soldier Henri who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin. 

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    Katherine Chavez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Passion is a great book that takes place in Venice. The writing is so well done it almost feels as if you are there."
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    #7The Thief Lord

    The Thief Lord

    The Thief Lord is a young adult novel written by Cornelia Funke which follows the story of brothers who have run away to Venice and end up in the company of a group of juvenile thieves.  


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    William Munoz
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I like this list very much."
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    #8The City of Falling Angels

    The City of Falling Angels

    The City of Falling Angels is a nonfiction book written by John Berendt which offers an intimate look at the city of Venice and its inhabitants. 


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    Angela Xiao
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Story line is an interesting mystery that revolves around Venice. It's got great reviews from historical fiction lovers and looks like something I would def pick up if I was in the mood."
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    #9Invisible Cities

    Invisible Cities
    Invisible Cities is a classic fantasy fiction novel written by Italo Calvino. This magical realism Italian literature book is first published in 1972.

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    Nicholas Obrien
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The book isn't too long, but is a good read. It's set in Italy which is one of the countries I wish to visit one day."
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    #10Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a modern gothic novel written by Susanna Clarke. First published in 2004, it is the presents an alternate history set in the 19th centure England.


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    Rachel Zhao
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A must-read. Imagine, England as we know it now, under the spell of magic. What could be more appropriate for the early 1800's. There was much development, yet there was a sad period of war. Norrell and Strange come on the scene to captivate the reader. Will magic set the stage for victory? Yes, you will be set back in time -so prepare yourselves and watch what happens."
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    #11The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley is a classic mystery thriller fiction and the first book in Ripley series written by Patricia Highsmith. It is first published in 1955 by Vintage/Random House. 


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    Hannah Daniels
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a great book set in Venice. The topic is pretty simple and easy to fill but this makes it even better. It's perfect. and it has great reviews on Amazon."


Best What are the best books set in Venice
1The Serpent of VeniceBooks 42 Paid
2OthelloBooks 38 Paid
3Cry to HeavenBooks 37 Paid
4The Merchant of VeniceBooks 35 Paid
5Death in Venice and Other TalesBooks 32 Paid
6The PassionBooks 31 Paid
7The Thief LordBooks 28 Paid
8The City of Falling AngelsBooks 27 Paid
9Invisible CitiesBooks 19 Paid
10Jonathan Strange & Mr. NorrellBooks 14 Paid

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