This volume of new essays by some of today's most important scholars of the British 1890s is inspired by the groundbreaking work in publishing history of James G. Nelson. Based on original research using primary sources and full of insights and discoveries, these reinterpretations focus on Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, W. B. Yeats, John Lane, and other figures who shaped fin-de-siecle literature, book illustration, and aesthetic publishing. Included also are detailed bibliographical analyses of publications by Richard Le Gallienne and William Watson and a previously unpublished account of the Yellow Book and its editor, Henry Harland. The roster of distinguished contributors includes Jonathan Allison, Philip K. Cohen, Nicholas Frankel, Steven Halliwell, Linda K. Hughes, Mark Samuels Lasner, Margaret D. Stetz, and Linda Gertner Zatlin. Together they honor and celebrate the contribution of James G. Nelson, who - as many of them testify - has done so much to shape our understanding of the 1890s.