Education: Class of '17

In his first flush of success after the publication of This Side of Paradise, 23-year-old F. Scott Fitzgerald returned to Princeton one day in 1920 for a banquet of former editors of the Nassau Lit. There, as usual, he began to drink, crowned Dean Christian Gauss with a laurel wreath and got so drunk that Cottage Club suspended him. "For seven years," wrote Fitzgerald later, "I didn't go to Princeton. Then a magazine asked me to write an article about it and when I started to write it, I found I really loved the place . . ."

Fitzgerald had always loved...

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