Girl With a Pearl Earring


by Tracy Chevalier

Girl with a Pearl Earring centres on Vermeer’s prosperous Delft household during the 1660s. When Griet, the novel’s quietly perceptive heroine, is hired as a servant, turmoil follows. First, the 16-year-old narrator becomes increasingly intimate with her master. Then Vermeer employs her as his assistant—and ultimately has Griet sit for him as a model.



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With precisely 35 canvases to his credit, the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer represents one of the great enigmas of 17th-century art. The meagre facts of his biography have been gleaned from a handful of legal documents. Yet Vermeer’s extraordinary paintings of domestic life, with their subtle play of light and texture, have come to define the Dutch golden age. His portrait of the anonymous Girl with a Pearl Earring has exerted a particular fascination for centuries—and it is this magnetic painting that lies at the heart of Tracy Chevalier’s second novel of the same title.

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Book Condition

Used – Good




248 pages


2000 by HarperCollins


Classics, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance


Orange Prize Nominee for Fiction Longlist (2000),
ALA Alex Award (2001),
Lincoln Award Nominee (2006),
Premi Llibreter de narrativa Nominee (2001)

Girl With a Pearl Earring


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