Read the World: Italy

Books by authors from Italy or set in/about Italy.

Updated January 10, 2024
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Io non ho paura
Ammaniti, Niccolò
The Inferno
Dante Alighieri
Dante's immortal poem enters English in the clearest, most accurate, most readable translation in decades, accompanied by a commentary of unsurpassed scholarship. The Inferno, the opening section of Dante Alighieri's epic theological poemLa Divina Commedia, is one of the indispensable works of the...
Il pendolo di Foucault
Eco, Umberto.
The name of the rose
Eco, Umberto.
Now available from HarperVia in a deluxe paperback edition featuring never-before-seen illustrations by the author, the beloved internationally bestselling historical mystery about a brilliant monk called upon to solve a series of baffling murders in a fourteenth-century Italian abbey ...
Saving Italy : the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis
Edsel, Robert M.
When Hitler's armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind's greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. On the eve of...
My brilliant friend
Ferrante, Elena.
Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times-bestselling "enduring masterpiece" about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic). Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena...
The volcano lover : a romance
Sontag, Susan
Based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife, Emma, and Lord Nelson, the young British admiral who was the greatest hero of the time, this novel is about revolution, nature, emotions, the condition of women, and above all, love. Sontag is the acclaimed author of AIDS and Its...

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