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Girl with a Pearl Earring

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New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.

In New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest historical saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850, only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape.

Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality.

However, drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, Honor befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs.

A powerful journey brimming with color and drama, The Last Runaway is Tracy Chevalier’s vivid engagement with an iconic part of American history.

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Celebrate Tracy Chevalierandrsquo;s modern classic Girl With A Pearl Earring, featuring a gorgeous new edition illustrated with eight pages of Vermeerandrsquo;s masterworks. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening.and#160; 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 Book
  • French Flaps
  • Rough Front
  • a New Foreword

Synopsis:

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 Book
  • French Flaps
  • Rough Front
  • a New Foreword

About the Author

Tracy Chevalier is an American originally from Washington, D.C.

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trojanpotato, March 8, 2009 (view all comments by trojanpotato)
The descriptions were beautiful and evocative, although the main character Griet was quite cold. Now that I think back on it, calling her the main character is not quite accurate. Vermeer's art and artistic process are really the main focus and receive the most attention. Regardless, the book is not a hard slog by any means, and I thoroughly enjoyed my re-read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452287020
Author:
Chevalier, Tracy
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page color insert on insert stock
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.38x5.70x.73 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,

Celebrate Tracy Chevalierandrsquo;s modern classic Girl With A Pearl Earring, featuring a gorgeous new edition illustrated with eight pages of Vermeerandrsquo;s masterworks. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening.and#160; 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 Book
  • French Flaps
  • Rough Front
  • a New Foreword

"Synopsis" by ,

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 Book
  • French Flaps
  • Rough Front
  • a New Foreword

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