Summary and Analysis Book Four: Chapter XXXIX

Summary

Frederic Henry and Catherine Barkley talk about family.

Analysis

The idyll continues — as do the relentless hints of doom to come. "What do you want to do? Ruin me?" Frederic Henry wants to know. Catherine Barkley's reply: "Yes. I want to ruin you."

Glossary

glühwein (German) mulled wine.

chamois a small goat antelope of the mountains of Europe and the Caucasus, having straight horns with the tips bent backward.

Dent du Jaman mountain in the Alps.

Pop Quiz!

Both Henry and Catherine are sent to a hospital in which city?

Q&A

My grandmother told me that she thinks grandpa should see an alienist. Does she think he's from another planet or what?

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