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Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999) [Novel]
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Set in 17th-century Delft, this historical novel intertwines the art of Johannes Vermeer with his life and that of a maiden servant in his household. From the few facts known about the artist, Chevalier creates the reality of the Netherlands. The parallel themes of tradesman/artist, Protestant/Catholic, and master/servant are intricately woven into the fabric of the tale. The painters of the day spent long hours in the studio, devising and painting re-creations of everyday life. The thrust of the story is seen through the eyes of Griet, the daughter of a Delft tile maker who lost his sight and, with it, the ability to support his family. Griet's fate is to be hired out as a servant to the Vermeer household. She has a wonderful sense of color, composition, and orderliness that the painter Vermeer recognizes. And, slowly, Vermeer entrusts much of the labor of creating the colored paints to Griet.

Original title: Girl with a Pearl Earring
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropean


Edition #1: Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999)
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Language: English

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Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999)

ISBN: 0452282152

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