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Girl with a Pearl Earring  - 1st Edition/1st State by  Tracy Chevalier - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. and Biblio.co.uk

Girl with a Pearl Earring - 1st Edition/1st State

by Chevalier, Tracy

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


London: Harpercollins Publishers. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0002258900 . A beautiful first edition in the first state dust-wrapper (with spelling error "Pearl Earing") in Fine condition with slightly yellowed paged, SIGNED by author Tracy Chevalier on the title page. Scarce; 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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