Girl With a Pearl Earring

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Girl With a Pearl Earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl who becomes a maid in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptive manner not only helps her in her household duties, but also attracts the painter’s attention.

A 1999 historical novel written by Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring is set in 17th-century Delft, Holland, the novel was inspired by local painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Chevalier presents a fictional account of Vermeer, the model and the painting.

You can read more about the story here.

It has be a timeless modern classic that has reached international acclaim and best seller status having been made into a saucerful film, it has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

‘This is a wonderful novel, mysterious, steeped in atmosphere. It is deeply revealing about the process of painting…a truly magical experience.’ Guardian

‘This is a novel which deserves, and I am sure will win, a prize – or two.’ Times

If you enjoy this book than you can also check out Chevalier other novels A Single Thread and Remarkable Creatures.

Author: Tracy Chevalier you can read more about Tracy and her other work on her website.

Format: Paperback

Additional information

Format

Paperback

Number of pages

288

Subject

Fiction & non-fiction, History

Publisher

HarperCollins

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