Girl with a pearl earring
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A brilliant historical novel on the corruption of innocence, using the famous painting by Vermeer as an inspiration.Griet, the young daughter of a tilemaker in seventeeth century Holland, obtains her first job, as a servant in Vermeers household. Tracy Chevalier shows us, through Griets 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.