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Girl with a Pearl Earring

Author: Chevalier, Tracy Set In . . .
 Europe, Netherlands, Delft
Genre: Historical Novel
Time Frame: 1600s
Published: 1999
Description: The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Remarkable Creatures

 

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 Earring tells 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.

  
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