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
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"I was born and grew up in Washington, DC. After getting a BA in English from Oberlin College (Ohio), I moved to London, England in 1984. I intended to stay 6 months; I'm still here.
"As a kid I'd often said I wanted to be a writer because I loved books and wanted to be associated with them. I wrote the odd story in high school, but it was only in my twenties that I started writing 'real' stories, at night and on weekends. Sometimes I wrote a story in a couple evenings; other times it took me a whole year to complete one.
"Once I took a night class in creative writing, and a story I'd written for it was published in a London-based magazine called Fiction. I was thrilled, even though the magazine folded 4 months later.
I worked as a reference book editor for several years until 1993 when I left my job and did a year-long MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (England). My tutors were the English novelists Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain. For the first time in my life I was expected to write every day, and I found I liked it. I also finally had an idea I considered 'big' enough to fill a novel. I began The Virgin Blue during that year, and continued it once the course was over, juggling writing with freelance editing.
"An agent is essential to getting published. I found my agent Jonny Geller through dumb luck and good timing. A friend from the MA course had just signed on with him and I sent my manuscript of The Virgin Blue mentioning my friend's name. Jonny was just starting as an agent and needed me as much as I needed him. Since then he's become a highly respected agent in the UK and I've gone along for the ride."Review :
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")
"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
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Description du livre Editions Flammarion, France, 2004. Paperback. État : New. Translation. Language: French,English . Brand New Book. Im Delft des 17. Jh. ist die Ordnung strikt: arm und reich, katholisch und protestantisch, Herr und Knecht; jeder bleibt an seinem Platz. Nur nicht die junge Griet im Haus von Vermeer. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9782070417940
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