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  • Florence attracts millions of tourists each year.
  • The scene is laid in Florence.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • SCENE 1. Florence.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • After that, the next event was in Florence, South Carolina, and he wondered whether he’d be in better condition by then.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • My mother had the colored cook—her name was Florence, I remember—fix me a big paper bag full of fried chicken and I had a thermos of cold milk—very gourmet travel cuisine, you understand, and I gobbled my lunch somewhere between Richmond and Washington, and then along about midafternoon the bus stopped in Havre de Grace—
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Then Florence cleared his throat and spit a nice wad that beat Horse’s by five feet at least.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • He’s now in Florence.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • They’d pile us on the bus and we’d spend the summer with my grandmother’s sister, Aunt Florence.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Hudson tells us that Florence is a prodigy, with one of the highest IQs in his school.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Because I was arrested at Piombino, and I presume that, like Milan and Florence, Piombino has become the capital of some French department.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • Two years later, the Mona Lisa was discovered hidden in the false bottom of a trunk in a Florence hotel room.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • They began at the time when Florence, Italy, was the most important city in the world.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • He recalled a recent visit to Florence.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • "He put a hex on me, Professor Dumbledore, and I was only teasing him, sir, I only said I’d seen him kissing Florence behind the greenhouses last Thursday…… "
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The Oratory of Italy, established at Florence by Philip de Neri, and the Oratory of France, established by Pierre de Berulle.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Give it here, gossip, for I make more account of having found it than if they had given me a cassock of Florence stuff.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • She was eight years old, living where she always had, Orfanotrofio di Siena, a Catholic orphanage near Florence, deserted by parents she never knew.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • [1] This prophecy relates to the dissensions and violence of the parties of the Whites and the Blacks by which Florence was rent.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Milan, Florence, Rome, Naples, Villa San Giovanni, Messina, Taormina
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Florence, who smoked the cigarette in the circus, had a hard cough.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • I was in Florence and I heard she was here so I came down last week.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • A photograph of her father dominated the first page-a studio portrait taken in 1922, the year of his marriage to the young Indian rodeo rider Miss Florence Buckskin.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Unable to be idle, she installed herself at a table outside St. Peter’s to give advice to Japanese tourists; later, she became a tourist herself, in Florence, Padua, Assisi, Venice, Milan, and Paris.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • And Lancelot has killed three of our brothers, besides Florence and Lovel.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Mrs Florence MacCabe, relict of the late Patk MacCabe, deeply lamented, of Bride Street.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Now Florence’s mama hadn’t a particle of taste, and Amy suffered deeply at having to wear a red instead of a blue bonnet, unbecoming gowns, and fussy aprons that did not fit.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • And Sir Florence shall abide still in this field to keep the stale as a noble knight, and we shall not forsake yonder fellows.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • What, he wondered, did she say to Aunt Florence when they talked together?
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Florence Fitzgerald.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • And Sir Florence shall abide still in this field to keep the stale as a noble knight, and we shall not forsake yonder fellows.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • Once, long ago, travelling among the marbles of Rome and Florence, he had seen women like this, kept in stone instead of Ice.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Each time the fall of a city like Naples, Rome or Florence seemed imminent, Major — de Coverley would pack his musette bag, commandeer an airplane and a pilot, and have himself flown away, accomplishing all this without uttering a word, by the sheer force of his solemn, domineering visage and the peremptory gestures of his wrinkled finger.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I will go away directly he is married, somewhere a long way off—to Dresden or Florence, and will live there till I——’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Florence Scape, Fanny Scape, and their mother faded away to Boulogne, and will be heard of no more.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • It was true that Florence Wechek, the manager, gossiped.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • We could have circled over Miletus and Athens, Jerusalem and Alexandria, Rome and Florence, London and Paris, Jena and Heidelberg, Berlin and Copenhagen ….
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • When I returned to Los Angeles, I moved to Boyle Heights and later to neighborhoods such as White Fence, Florence, South Pasa, La Colonia Watts and Gerahty Loma.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • He advanced steadily from local Ohio politics only because he was pushed by his wife, Florence, and stage-managed by the scheming Harry Daugherty and because, as he grew older, he grew more and more irresistibly distinguished-looking.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • In A Room with a View (1908), for instance, Lucy Honeychurch travels to Florence, where she sheds much of her racially inherited stiffness while losing her heart to George Emerson, the freethinking son of an elderly radical.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Vincentio’s son, brought up in Florence, It shall become to serve all hopes conceiv’d, To deck his fortune with his virtuous deeds: And therefore, Tranio, for the time I study, Virtue and that part of philosophy Will I apply that treats of happiness By virtue specially to be achiev’d.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • I climbed up on the examination table, thinking: "I am climbing to freedom, freedom from fear, freedom from marrying the wrong person, like Buddy Willard, just because of sex, freedom from the Florence Crittenden Homes where all the poor girls go who should have been fitted out like me, because what they did, they would do anyway, regardless…."
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • The Greek poems themselves, continuously transcribed and studied in Byzantium, reasserted their presence in Western Europe from the early Renaissance, first in Latin translations for writers like Boccaccio and Chaucer, and finally in the first published Greek text, printed at Florence in 1488.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I went to Florence with three of my Houston Ballet friends.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • He requested another pass after telling the doctor he had some friends at the Siuslaw Bay at Florence who would like to take eight or nine of the patients out deep-sea fishing if it was okay with the staff, and he wrote on the request list out in the hall that this time he would be accompanied by "two sweet old aunts from a little place outside of Oregon City."
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Quite a palace it was, furnished with sofas and wingback chairs and side tables and coffee tables and footstools; vases of fresh flowers bloomed all over the place, making it smell like the botanical gardens of Florence.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • It was an audience hall built in the eighteenth century for some high official, and though of wood had reminded Fielding of the Loggia de’ Lanzi at Florence.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • On recess from the Treason Trial, Frances Baard and Florence Matomela organized women to refuse passes in Port Elizabeth, their hometown.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And when I thought of Florence, it was of a town miraculously embalmed, and flower-like, since it was called the City of the Lilies, and its Cathedral, Our Lady of the Flower.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Miss Nightingale, who was never to be referred to as Florence, had been in the Crimea long enough to see the value of discipline, strong lines of command and well-trained troops.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • His warehouse at that time occupied almost a whole block and it was a hothouse of fantasy, with reproductions of the bell tower of Florence that told time with a concert of carillons, and music boxes from Sorrento and compacts from China that sang five-note melodies when they were opened, and all the musical instruments imaginable and all the mechanical toys that could be conceived.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
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