Travels with Charley: In Search of America Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Part 1: Chapter 1

• Steinbeck is about to embark on a journey, the nature of which is much the same as all journeys that anyone has taken.

• Steinbeck has felt an urge to be somewhere else his whole life.

• Steinbeck gives in to wanderlust and calls this state of journeying bumdom.

• Each journey has its own personality.

Part 1: Chapter 2

• Steinbeck is an American writer writing about Americans but he doesn't know the country.

• Steinbeck traveled the country 25 years ago in an old bakery truck.

• Friends express concerns for Steinbeck's safety and inability to travel incognito.

• Steinbeck will be accompanied by a poodle named Charley.

• A human companion would change the nature of the trip from observation to interaction and that would change Steinbeck's objective.

• Steinbeck orders a custom-built camper truck.

• Steinbeck names the camper Rocinante after Don Quixote's horse.

Part 1: Chapter 3

• Steinbeck packs reading and writing materials in addition to...

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