Defoe and the sham Flying-Post

Furbank, P. N. and Owens, W. R. (1998). Defoe and the sham Flying-Post. Publishing History, 43 pp. 5–15.

Abstract

This article explores the complicated story of Defoe's involvement with William Hurt in the publication of a rival, imitation edition of George Ridpath's journal, The Flying-Post, or, The Post-Master, which appeared under the title The Flying-Post and Medley (subsequently shortened to The Flying-Post) from July to September 1714.

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