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A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms


by Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms Chapter 23 Summary

  • Before leaving for the front, Frederic and Catherine meet. Frederic buys a gun because he has lost his. They decide to get a room together, and stop to buy her a nightgown.
  • In the room, Catherine tells Frederic she feels like a whore for the first time, and that she doesn’t like it.
  • They drink and eat, and she feels better. They talk about their families a little bit, and Frederic wants to know where she will give birth to their child, but she is not sure.
  • He asks when she will write him, and she says she will write daily.
  • He has to leave so that he doesn’t miss the train, and they get ready to leave the hotel.

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