What makes The Grapes of Wrath a great American novel?

“There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do.”

Author and Steinbeck scholar Peter Lisca once noted that when it was published, Steinbeck’s novel, “was a phenomenon on the scale of a national event. It was publicly banned and burned by citizens, it was debated on national radio; but above all, it was read.” Why was the book so controversial? Who influenced Steinbeck’s writings, and who did his writings influence? What makes The Grapes of Wrath a great American novel?

Join the NAS on July 5th at 2pm ET to find out!

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