The Headmaster's Dilemma

The Headmaster's Dilemma

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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.


Baker & Taylor
Michael Sayre, the headmaster of Averhill, an exclusive New England prep school, confronts a lawsuit brought by the parents of one of his students, as well as an erosion of support on the part of the board of trustees and senior faculty members.

Blackwell North Amer
Louis Auchincloss returns to what he knows best by revisiting 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 hill life story of the 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 Headmasters 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 administrators 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 the support of 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.

Baker
& Taylor

Michael Sayre, the headmaster of Averhill, an exclusive New England prep school, is confronted by a personal and professional nightmare as he deals with a lawsuit brought by the parents of one of his students in regard to an incident involving an upperclassman, as well as an erosion of support on the part of the board of trustees and senior faculty members.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007
ISBN: 9780618883424
0618883428
Branch Call Number: FICTION AUCHINCLOSS
Characteristics: 177 p.

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