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Girl with a pearl earring, Tracy Chevalier

Label
Girl with a pearl earring
Title
Girl with a pearl earring
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Chevalier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A maid becomes a model for the 17th century Dutch painter, Vermeer. The woman, an artisan's daughter with a strong power of observation, describes his manner of work, his household and life of the day, including the rigid class system and religious bigotry. A debut in fiction
Summary
Girl with a pearl earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl, who becomes a maid in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptive manner not only helps her in her household duties, but also attracts Vermeer's attention. He slowly draws her into the world of his paintings and ultimately has her sit for him as a model. In this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings, Tracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place. History and fiction merge seamlessly in a luminous tale of artistic vision, sensual awakening, and daily life in the Netherlands of the 17th-century
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2001.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Fiction for Young Adults, 2000.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2001
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2000.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
019952
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H4367
LC item number
G57 1999
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Girl with a pearl earring, Tracy Chevalier
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1222492
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9780525945277
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99032493
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm41431706
  • (OCoLC)41431706
Label
Girl with a pearl earring, Tracy Chevalier
Publication
Control code
1222492
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9780525945277
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99032493
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm41431706
  • (OCoLC)41431706

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