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Girl With a Pearl Earring By Tracy Chevalier

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

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Summary

Those eyes are fixed on someone. But who? What is she thinking as she stares out from one of the world's best-loved paintings?

Girl With a Pearl Earring Summary

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Those eyes are fixed on someone. But who? What is she thinking as she stares out from one of the world's best-loved paintings?

Johannes Vermeer can spot exceptional beauty. When servant girl Griet catches his eye, she soon becomes both student and muse. But then he gives her his wife's pearl earrings to wear for a portrait, and a scandal erupts that could threaten Griet's future.

Vivid, captivating and much emulated, this is a timeless modern classic and an international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold around the world; now with a new introduction by the author.

Girl With a Pearl Earring Reviews

`A veritable work of art', or if we need a longer one, `A veritable work of art... one of those rare novels where all the decisions made by the author appear inevitable and right' Rose Tremain

`Timeless, delicate and as exquisitely measured as one of Vermeer's paintings, this novel entered my life when I was 16, and plunged me, probably forever, into the world of Golden Age Holland. Tense yet perfectly-paced and filled with the beauty of life's colours, Tracy Chevalier's story of the personal costs behind art's public genius is a masterpiece in its own right. Just a phenomenon. I will hold this novel close for the rest of my life' Jessie Burton, author of The Minaturist

`If ever a novel rightly deserves its "five millions copies sold" achievement, it is this dazzling little masterpiece ... Absolute magic' Daily Mail

'A portrait of radiance...Tracy Chevalier brings the real artist Vermeer and a fictional muse to life in a jewel of a novel' Time

`Chevalier doesn't put a foot wrong in this triumphant work ... It is a beautifully written tale that mirrors the elegance of the painting that inspired it' Wall Street Journal

'It has a slow, magical current of its own that picks you up and carries you stealthily along...a beautiful story, lovingly told by a very talented writer' Daily Mail

'A wonderful novel, mysterious, steeped in atmosphere, deeply revealing about the process of painting...truly magical' Guardian

`It is no wonder that this beautifully- written story has sold more than five million copies and been made into a successful film. An absolute triumph' Woman's Weekly

About Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is the author of six novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, Remarkable Creatures, The Virgin Blue, Falling Angels, and The Lady and the Unicorn. Born in Washington, DC, she moved to London in 1984, where she lives with her husband and son. She has a website at www.tchevalier.com.

Additional information

GOR001319831
9780007232161
0007232160
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2006-06-20
272
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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