Everything you need to understand or teach A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell.
Nicholas Jenkins is in school as the story opens. He lives in a house with two friends, Peter Templer and Charles Stringham. Among the other members of the house is an older student named Kenneth Widmerpool and the house master named Le Bas. Widmerpool is always at the edge of the group, not quite fitting in with any group though he constantly works at trying to make himself fit for teams in season. On a particular day, Jenkins encounters Widmerpool out for a run. His dedication attracts the attention of team leaders even though he lacks the skills to be a good athlete. Widmerpool is plagued by a tendency to always be somewhat lacking in appearance. A coat that he wears prompts other members of the house to refer to clothing that does not quite seem "right" as "a Widmerpool."
Templer and Stringham are two very different people...
A Dance to the Music of Time: A Question of Upbringing. a Buyer's Market. the Acceptance World Lesson Plans contain 120 pages of teaching material, including: