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Girl With a Pearl Earring

by Chevalier, Tracy

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HarperCollins, London 1999. 1st ed., first printing. Small 8vo. The basis for the 2003 film directed by Peter Webber and starring Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth and Tom Wilkinson. A fine copy in a fine unclipped first issue dustwrapper with the misspelling 'Earing' (later corrected) on the lower panel

A sumptuous new look for Tracy Chevalier's bestselling novel. Griet, the young daughter of a tilemaker in seventeeth century Holland, obtains her first job, as a servant in Vermeer's household. Tracy Chevalier shows us, through Griet's eyes, the complicated family, the society of the small town of Delft, and life with an obsessive genius. Griet loves being drawn into his artistic life, and leaving her former drudgery, but the cost to her own survival may be high.




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