In order to read a list of the topics of Lang covered in each month of each year of “At the Sign of the Ship,” please click on the year that interests you. (These pages are still in progress.)
- 1886 (Complete)
- 1887 (Complete. Volume 9, November 1886–April 1887, is available from Internet Archive)
- 1888 (Complete)
- 1889 (Complete)
- 1890 (Complete) (Volume 17, November 1890–April 1891, has been fully scanned by Google Books and is also available from Internet Archive.)
- 1891 (January through June complete: opening lines complete through the end of the year)
- 1894 (Google Books has volume 25, November 1894–April 1895)
- 1895 (Google books has volume 26, May 1895–October 1895)
- 1896 (January through September complete. Google Books has volume 28, May 1896–October 1896.)
- 1898 (Volume 32, May 1898–October 1898, is available from Internet Archive.)
- 1901 (January through March complete)
- 1905 (August–October complete)
- See a list of other writings by Lang in Longman’s.
- Compare Lang’s “At the Sign of the Ship” columns with his articles in The Illustrated London News (3 Jan. 1891–12 Jun. 1897 and 4 Nov. 1905–27 July 1912) or The Morning Post (1901–August 1912).
A note on keywords searches: These summaries are rather lengthy and can therefore still be daunting. Use the search box to look for particular people, titles, or keywords in the entire Andrew Lang Site. However, note that the results will include every page on which that term appears. You will need to do an additional “find” search on each individual page to find the item you are seeking. There will be some disappointing results, such as wilderness in a search for Wilde. Searching for Oscar Wilde will eliminate that particular problem, but Lang does not always list every author’s first name in his discussion of that author.
I do recommend an additional search in the British Periodicals database (if you have access) to make sure I didn’t inadvertently omit a term relevant to you. However, these pages are helpful as an overview and as a means of noting the context of Lang’s writing.