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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 meager 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.
Girl with a Pearl Earring centers 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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Title:Girl with a Pearl Earring
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ISBN-13:9780452287020
Number of Pages: Deluxe Edition pages

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katparker

katparker

Girl with a Pearl Earring is the best book in this series, although it can most definitely be read as a stand alone. Girl with a Pearl Earring brings us story to tell everyone.
Cassie

Cassie

It was hard to get past how the girls were treated in this book. Disrespected, slut-shamed. If you can manage to overcome that, good luck trying to get past the cheese-fest that was this book Girl with a Pearl Earring.
I tried. I really did. I'll give it another year or two (since that's how long it's been since I've read a book by this author).