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Girl with a Pearl Earring: A Novel [Paperback]

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Author Author : Chevalier, Tracy
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0452282152
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780452282155
Publisher Publisher : Penguin Books
Pages Pages : 240
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100073153

TheNew York Timesbestselling novel by the author ofA Single Threadand At the Edge of the Orchard

Translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, starring Scarlett Johanson and Colin Firth

Tracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings.

History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening.Girl with a Pearl Earringtells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius . . . even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.

[Chevalier] creates a world reminiscent of a Vermeer interior: suspended in a particular moment, it transcends its time and place.  
—The New Yorker

Marvelously evocative.  
—The New York Times

Chevalier brings the real artist Vermeer and a fictional muse to life in a jewel of a novel.  
—Time

A vibrant, sumptuous novel... triumphant... a beautifully written tale thatmirrors the elegance of the painting that inspired it.  
—The Wall Street Journal

Chevalier has so vividly imagined the life of the painter and his subject.
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lustrous.  
—Entertainment Weekly

Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of seven previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., she lives in London with her husband and son. 

INTRODUCTION

In mid-career, the renowned 17th century Baroque artist Johannes Vermeer painted Girl with a Pearl Earring,ló,

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