Furbank, P. N. and Owens, W. R.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.2000.tb00575.x|
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This article presents a new interpretation of the famous series of six letters written by Defoe in 1718 to Charles Delafaye, the Under-Secretary of State, in which he describes himself as having been employed by the Whig government to pass himself off as a Tory and insinuate himself into the management of Tory journals in order to weaken their attacks on the Whigs. It argues that these letters were a fiction, and that Defoe was instead deceiving his own Government paymasters.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2000 British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > English
|Depositing User:||Jean Fone|
|Date Deposited:||23 Jul 2010 08:42|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 12:12|
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