Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2017 Edward Lloyd’s Sunday Newspapers c.1840-1843 and the Cultural Politics of Crime News in Early Victorian Newspapers (forthcoming)Victorian Periodicals Review.
2012 Review of Victorian Servants, Class, and the Politics of Literacy, by Jean FernandezNineteenth-Century Contexts. Routledge. 65-68.
2011 “Shrinking Historicism”. Review of The Orders of Gothic: Foucault, Lacan, and the Subject of Gothic Writing 1764-1820, by Dale TownshendThe Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation.
2010 John Cleave’s Weekly Police Gazette (1834-36), Francis Place, and the Pragmatics of the Unstamped Press: An Attribution and Interpretation of Annotation on the 18 April 1835 Issue of the Weekly Police Gazette at Glasgow University LibraryPapers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 53-75.
2009 The Pursuit of an Unstamped Newspaper: Interactions between Prosecution and the Evolving Form, Politics, and Business Practices of John Cleave’s Weekly Police Gazette (1834-36)Publishing History. 41-69.
2008 The Politicization of Everyday Life in Cleave’s Weekly Police GazetteVictorian Periodicals Review. 225-47.
2003 Eigtheenth-Century British Circulating Libraries and Cultural Book HistoryBook History. 1-22.
2000 Dispersing Gothic DiscourseGothic Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
1999 Buying into Classes: the Exercise of Power through Book Selection in Eighteenth-Century BritainEighteenth-Century Studies. 43-64.
1995 A Previously Unremarked Circulating Library: John Roson and the Role of Circulating-Library Proprietors as Publishers in Eighteenth-Century BritainPapers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 61-71.
1995 Anonymous Signatures: Circulating Libraries, Conventionality, and the Production of Gothic RomancesELH. 603-29.
1995 Bloods in the Street: London Street Culture, `Industrial Literacy,' and the Emergence of Mass Culture in Victorian EnglandNineteenth-Century Contexts. 321-47.
1995 `Lost Books' and Publishing History: Two Annotated Lists of Imprints for the Fiction Titles Listed in the Circulating-Library Catalogs of Thomas Lowndes (1766) and M. Heavisides (1790), of Which No Known Copies SurvivePapers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 260-97.
1994 Review of Things, Thoughts, Words, and Actions: The Problem of Language in Late Eighteenth-Century British Rhetorical Theory, by H. Lewis Ulman (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University PressJournal of Advanced Composition. 605-7.
1991 Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto and `the Semiotics of WasteRevista da Associaçäo Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos. 25-37.


Year Title
2011 The Newgate Novel. In Blackwell Companion to Sensation Fiction
2007 Jack Sheppard, by William Harrison Ainsworth.  Broadview Press.
2007 Jack Sheppard, by William Harrison Ainsworth. Edited, with a critical introduction and explanatory notes, by Edward Jacobs and Manuela Mourão.  Broadview Press.


Year Title
2014 Ann Radcliffe and Romantic Print CutlureAnn Radcliffe, Romanticism, and the Gothic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2011 Newgate NovelsA Companion to Sensation Fiction. London, UK: Blackwell.

Education And Training

Full Name

  • Edward Jacobs