ISBN of my copy is 0-395-07361-8 but has a different cover illustration than that shown. My copy, on copyright page, indicates "Houghton Mifflin Company paperback 1980". This novel is the story of Dr Francis Prescott, founder, headmaster and rector of the famous Justin Martyr School for boys.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, 1964. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0395073618