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The Heel of Achilles

E. M. Delafield

Book Overview: 

After a difficult childhood, Lydia Raymond, a lower middle class girl, decides to explore her own individuality and climbs the social ladder. Yet, like everything in life, this has a price. This book tells about her childhood, her quest to find herself, and her relationship with her daughter, Jane. This is a fairytale turned upside down

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Community Reviews

Weirdly paced, and an (intentionally) unsympathetic main character

3.5 stars.

Interesting period piece

I discovered E.M. Delafield and have been working my way through some of the lesser known works. This one is kind of slow going but it's an interesting picture of its time.