The Ants at Princeton by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: June 1936
The Ants at Princeton Synopsis
"The Ants at Princeton" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in Esquire on June 1936. This comedic short story is dedicated to Fitzgerald's love for football and the football team at Princeton University, and he even said that his decision to enroll at Princeton was because of a late victory made by their team.
The story starts with the main character's perspective when the faculty member announces that ants are considered students within the university due to their organizational skills and their discipline, which both traits were expected to be set as an example to other students. Initially, the ants have difficulty keeping up with other students, but they have made impressive progress. Mr. Crisler, the university's football coach, had an idea of creating a new and improved football team. His brainstorming led him to consider involving the ants in the team.
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Sufficient time having elapsed it is now possible to tell the facts about a case concerning which little is known, but about which the wildest speculations have been made. As a Princeton man and a friend of certain University officials the present author is in a position to know the true story, from its beginning at a faculty meeting to its nigh tragic ending at an intercollegiate football game.
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald was a literary icon of the early 20th century and is best remembered for his novel The Great Gatsby, which has become one of the most famous American novels ever. Born in 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Fitzgerald was an extraordinarily talented writer from a young age. Fitzgerald went on to write several novels, such as This Side of Paradise, Tender is the Night, and The Beautiful and Damned—all of which were well-received by critics and readers alike. In addition to novels, he wrote numerous short stories. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
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