Appointment in Samarra - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Caroline Walker had known Julian English his whole life, but she was 27 years old before she fell in love with him. Chapter 5 tells the story of Caroline's romantic life until she fell in love with Julian. She kissed many of the men and boys she grew up with, but her first love as a young woman was a cousin from England. He had been wounded in World War I and died within six months of his visit to Gibbsville.

Next, Caroline fell in love with Joe Montgomery, a wealthy, alcoholic war veteran who impressed Caroline, because he had known Scott Fitzgerald at Princeton. They were in a wedding party together, but her previously planned trip to Paris cut short that romance.

For a year after her trip to Paris, Caroline played golf on Tuesdays, participated in women's charities, took a typing and shorthand class, gave her share...

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