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The Headmaster's Dilemma by  Louis Auchincloss - 1st Edition - 2007 - from j. vint books (SKU: 004522)

The Headmaster's Dilemma

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The Headmaster's Dilemma

by Auchincloss, Louis

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ISBN 10
0618883428
ISBN 13
9780618883424
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Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007 Auchincloss (1917-2010) was a novelist, historian, and essayist. He wrote over 50 novels plus almost 30 more books in non-fiction. The Rector of Justin is one of his most popular efforts. The sale item is similar in that it takes place in a private school but in this case the story is about the institution itself and whether or not the institution can maintain it's own standards. Black cloth binding with gold lettering on spine only. Binding is clean and bright with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws. Stated first edition with full number line. 177 pages.

Synopsis

In The Headmaster’s Dilemma, Louis Auchincloss revisits the prep school world of his most famous novel. That book, The Rector of Justin, published in 1964, took the form of a fictional biography, giving the reader the full life story of a much beloved and revered, if also feared, headmaster of an exclusive New England prep school. In The Headmaster’s Dilemma, we see up close what happens when a school’s ideals and founding principles collide with the exigencies of change. The Headmaster’s Dilemma is the story of Michael Sayre, the handsome, avant-garde headmaster of Averhill, the great New England prep school as he is faced with a school administrator’s worst nightmare: a lawsuit brought by fervent parents in response to an incident involving their son and an upperclassman. To make matters worse, Michael is losing support from both the board of trustees -- led by the conniving Donald Spencer -- and senior faculty members. With the help of his supportive wife, Michael attempts to right these wrongs, while keeping Averhill’s best interests in mind.

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Bookseller
j. vint books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
004522
Title
The Headmaster's Dilemma
Author
Auchincloss, Louis
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0618883428
ISBN 13
9780618883424
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Many
Date published
2007
Keywords
C
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction/General;

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