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Girl with a Pearl Earring by  Tracy Chevalier - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA and Biblio.com

Girl with a Pearl Earring

by Chevalier, Tracy

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


Harper Collins, 1999. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by author. First edition in second state jacket (correction to 'Earring' on rear jacket panel). Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages toned, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. Inspiration for the motion picture starring Scarlet Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, and Cillian Murphy. "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." "Girl with a Pearl Earring is a novel by Tracy Chevalier published in 1999. It takes place in Delft, Holland and it is the story of a girl forced to become a maid because her father can no longer work. It was inspired by Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring and imagines the circumstances under which the painting came to be created. It was adapted to a 2003 film of the same name." -- Wikipedia

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.


  • Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 2196017
  • Title: Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Author: Chevalier, Tracy
  • Format/binding: Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0002258900
  • ISBN 13: 9780002258906
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1999
  • Keywords: FICTION HISTORICAL NETHERLANDS DUTCH HISTORY HISTORIC PAINTER ARTIST ART GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING FAMOUS PAINTING TRACY CHEVALIER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER GRIET 1660S HOLLAND 1600S SEVENTEENTH CENTURY 17TH VERMEER TRACY CHEVALIER BOOK TO FILM SIGNED FIR


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