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Girl With A Pearl Earring - FIRST STATE DW by Tracy Chevalier - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Tarquin Rees Modern Firsts and Biblio.com

Girl With A Pearl Earring - FIRST STATE DW

by Tracy Chevalier

Condition: Fine/Fine


UK: Harper Collins, 1999. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. 1st printing Near Fine copy of scarce first edition first impression with misspelling error on rear dustwrapper of 'earing'. SIGNED and DATED (2008) by Tracy Chevalier to title page. A near fine copy, not price clipped and no blemishes. Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. ""Girl with a Pearl Earring"" is the story of 16-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius, even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil. Basis for the Academy Award nominated movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth

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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