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Girl With A Pearl Earring

AuthorTracy Chevalier

NarratorVashti Maclachlan

Duration8h 10m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Historical Novels

Key StageA Level

PublisherInhouse

VersionUnabridged

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A historical novel on the corruption of innocence, using the famous painting by Vermeer as an inspiration. Griet, the young daughter of a tilemaker in 17th 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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