Shadows Move Among Them

TitleShadows Move Among Them
Year for Search1951
AuthorsMittelhölzer, Edgar [Austin](1909-65)
Date Published1951
PublisherPeter Nevill
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsGuyanese author, Male author, UK author
Annotation

The novel is set in a religious community in British Guiana, the Brethren of Christ the Man, which can be considered a flawed utopia. The religion is open and treats Christ as a model rather than in any sense supernatural, but the treatment of the people in the community, particularly the natives, is both liberal and very cruel.

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Author Note

(1909-65)

Full Text

1951 Mittelholzer, Edgar [Austin] (1909-65). Shadows Move Among Them. London: Peter Nevill. U.S. ed. Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott, 1951. L, LLL, MoU-St, PSt

The novel is set in a religious community in British Guiana, the Brethren of Christ the Man, which can be considered a flawed utopia. The religion is open and treats Christ as a model rather than in any sense supernatural, but the treatment of the people in the community, particularly the natives, is both liberal and very cruel. The author was born in British Guiana (now Guyana).