"This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks.." so begins the epic poem "Evangeline" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poignant photographs of modern Acadia taken by Mark Marchesi, provide a brilliant tribute to the persistence of Longfellow's vision even in our century. An important and hopeful vision - of a continuing, vibrant tradition of stories woven around a landscape that Longfellow, more than 150 years ago, imagined as forever filled with a dreamy magical light. Color photographs accompany selections from the poem along with an index and afterword by Mark Marchesi. Hardcover. 106 pgs.