Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier 9780007232161

Girl With a Pearl Earring


In the quiet streets of 17th century Delft, a young maid's life is forever altered when she enters the home of the revered painter Johannes Vermeer. As Griet toils under the harsh gaze of the painter's wife, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the brilliant yet enigmatic Vermeer. Their clandestine relationship blossoms, inspiring his most celebrated work, the hauntingly exquisite "Girl with a Pearl Earring." This richly evocative novel by Tracy Chevalier immerses you in the intimate world of the Dutch Golden Age, where even the slightest glance can ignite a masterpiece.

Tracy Chevalier is an American historical novelist renowned for her vivid recreations of the lives of ordinary people from the past. With her meticulous research and lyrical prose, she weaves a spellbinding tapestry that brings the 17th century Netherlands vibrantly to life. Chevalier's works have been translated into nearly 40 languages and adapted for film and television, captivating readers across the globe with her compelling narratives and unforgettable characters.

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