Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring Cover

Girl with a Pearl Earring

By Tracy Chevalier

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452287020, 233pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Celebrate Tracy Chevalier's modern classic Girl With A Pearl Earring, featuring a gorgeous new edition illustrated with eight pages of Vermeer's masterworks. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. The story of Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with a genius as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil, is new again.

A Deluxe Edition of the National Bestseller with Over 2 Million Copies Sold: Eight Pages of Full-Color Plates Include Every Vermeer Painting Discussed in the BookFrench FlapsRough Fronta New Foreword.

About the Author
Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of the novel Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, as well as several other novels. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she lives in London with her husband and son.

Praise For Girl with a Pearl Earring

"Chevalier brings the real artist Vermeer and a fictional muse to life in a jewel
of a novel." —Time

"A vibrant, sumptuous novel... triumphant... a beautifully written tale that
mirrors the elegance of the painting that inspired it." —The Wall Street Journal

"Chevalier has so vividly imagined the life of the painter and his subject."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"[Chevalier] creates a world reminiscent of a Vermeer interior: suspended in a
particular moment, it transcends its time and place." —The New Yorker

"Marvelously evocative." —The New York Times

"Lustrous." —Entertainment Weekly