Everything you need to understand or teach The Fool's Progress by Edward Abbey.
The Fool's Progress by Edward Abbey is a pseudo-autobiographical novel of Abbey's own life. Henry Lightcap, the main character of the story, is an alcoholic who has spent much of his life meandering from woman to woman and place to place without steady employment or a sense of true identity. The novel begins in Arizona with Lightcap's wife, Elaine, leaving him. Elaine is not the first to leave Lightcap in his life, and he reveals she is in fact one of many woman who has left him behind because of his drinking, his general attitude, his waywardness and his drunkenness. Lightcap sets out with his dying dog to return to the place of his birth in the Appalachian mountains, Stump Creek, where much of his family still lives.
Over the course of the novel, as Lightcap travels across the country, the reader is treated to flashbacks that allow...
The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel Lesson Plans contain 108 pages of teaching material, including: