Girl with a Pearl Earring (Audio)
In 1664, sixteen-year-old Grier enters the Vermeer household as a servant. Daughter of a Delft tiel maker, sh and design. Daily, she cleans the studio, learning much about how Vermeer sees the people he paints. As his slowly becomes one of his subjects. Tracy Chevalier fills this unusual love... show more
In 1664, sixteen-year-old Grier enters the Vermeer household as a servant. Daughter of a Delft tiel maker, sh and design. Daily, she cleans the studio, learning much about how Vermeer sees the people he paints. As his slowly becomes one of his subjects. Tracy Chevalier fills this unusual love story with the shades, sounds, and Holland. Narrator Ruth Ann Phimister perfectly voices Griet's growing awareness of the intrigues surrounded the value of her life.
Publish date: March 8th 2001
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
Ever since reading a non-fiction book about the art forger Han Van Meegeren, I´ve been fascinated by Jan Vermeer and his paintings. So it was only a matter of time before I would pick up Girl With a Pearl Earring and I´m glad I did. Overall I enjoyed this novel about the maid Griet, who becomes the ...
28/1 - Read it for year 12 English. Probably would have enjoyed it more if we hadn't been forced to read the whole book out loud as a class - some of the scenes were not the kind to be read out loud with idiotic teenage boys jeering at the sex scenes (well, I thought they were sex scenes when I was...
This was a 3.5 star read more than a four. The prose saved it. The story wasn't all that compelling but the author had a way with her writing of making you think the story was slightly more interesting than it really was. The detail the author put into describing Vermeer's method was beautiful. With...
Are you suffering from insomnia?Yes?Well, try picking up this book. It should put you to sleep in 10minutes flat. The story about the most boring people in the world, told by a girl who has the most boring thoughts and ideas in history. Even while getting groped in the alley, she thinks of the cloud...