Paul Flemming is a brilliant, grief-stricken young American poet who journeys in search of hope across the landscape of a 19th Century Europe that is only beginning to recover from the Napoleonic Wars. Paul's wanderings and wonderment at the beauty of nature, eternal truths, and the life of the mind resonates deeply in today's world of violence and strife. Longfellow's "prose romance," Hyperion, is a timeless journey of self-discovery as deep, wide and profound as the Rhine its hero sails, and as awe-inspiring and sublime as the Alpine peaks he climbs. 200 pgs. paperback.