Girl With a Pearl Earring

by Tracy Chevalier

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What are the main characters in the novel Girl With a Pearl Earring?

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Griet is the 16 year old girl in the portrait

Johannes Vermeer is the painter (in the novel and real life)

Catharina is Vermeer's wife

(The rest of these are characters who may not be "main" but since they all share the same household, they take active part in the story)

Maria Thins is Catharina's mother (and Vermeer's mom in law)

Tanneke is the in-house maid

Cornelia, is one of the children, the one who causes more trouble


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