After Paton wrote this book

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After Paton wrote this book, he and hundreds of other South Africans who opposed the policies of  the government and who tried to change those policies by legal, democratic means were charged  with treason and often jailed. Newspapers were closed down, and many foreign writers, magazines,  books, and newspapers were banned from entering the country. Cry, the Beloved Country  is strongly influenced by the American novel  The Grapes of Wrath  by John  Steinbeck, published in 1939. Like  The Grapes of Wrath,  Paton's novel uses the language of the  Bible, has a number of parallels with the Biblical story of Job (Steinbeck's book deals with a family  named Joad), and is what is called a "social protest novel." Novels of this sort have existed almost as long as the novel form has existed. In fact, the book widely  accepted as the first English novel, Samuel Richardson's 
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