Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring

Paperback Published on: 03/07/2006
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OVER FIVE MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE ‘A phenomenon’ Jessie Burton ‘Dazzling’ Daily Mail ‘Truly magical' Guardian Those eyes are fixed on someone. But who? What is she thinking as she stares out from one of the world’s best-loved paintings? Johannes Vermeer can spot exceptional beauty. When servant girl Griet catches his eye, she soon becomes both student and muse. But then he gives her his wife’s pearl earrings to wear for a portrait, and a scandal erupts that could threaten Griet’s future… Vivid and captivating, this timeless modern classic has become a successful film and an international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold around the world; now with a new introduction by the author. ‘A veritable work of art… one of those rare novels where all the decisions made by the author appear inevitable and right’ Rose Tremain ‘Timeless, delicate and as exquisitely measured as one of Vermeer's paintings. Tense yet perfectly-paced and filled with the beauty of life's colours, Girl with the Pearl Earring is a masterpiece in its own right. Just a phenomenon. I will hold this novel close for the rest of my life’ Jessie Burton, author of The Minaturist ‘If ever a novel rightly deserves its “five millions copies sold” achievement, it is this dazzling little masterpiece … Absolute magic’ Daily Mail 'A portrait of radiance…Tracy Chevalier brings the real artist Vermeer and a fictional muse to life in a jewel of a novel' Time ‘Chevalier doesn't put a foot wrong in this triumphant work … It is a beautifully written tale that mirrors the elegance of the painting that inspired it’ Wall Street Journal 'A wonderful novel, mysterious, steeped in atmosphere, deeply revealing about the process of painting…truly magical' Guardian ‘It is no wonder that this beautifully-written story has sold more than five million copies and been made into a successful film. An absolute triumph’ Woman’s Weekly

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007232161
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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Girl With a Pearl Earring
Girl With a Pearl Earring
It was my own fault for not enjoying this...I read it too slow, looking for deeper meaning. I thought chapter one was so beautifully descriptive and quick ... READ MORE
Girl With a Pearl Earring
I brought The Girl With The Pearl Earing this year from waterstones for my mother for mothers day. My mother has just recently gave this book to me to read... READ MORE
Girl With a Pearl Earring
A gem of a book
I bought this book a number of years ago and have re-read it often. I was originally drawn by the novel idea of basing a book on such a simple painting (th... READ MORE
Rosemary English
Girl With a Pearl Earring
An historical novel with a real focus
This is a book which, like the painting at the heart of it, stands out as a beautifully written tale of life and attraction in Delft in the mid seventeenth... READ MORE
Girl With a Pearl Earring
Historical fiction set in Delft
Delft is the city known for its association with art and painting so stay on here a while and pick up a copy of The Girl with The Pearl Earring. A classic ... READ MORE