Furbank, P. N. and Owens, W. R.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nq/49.3.363-a|
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This article points out that the only evidence for the much-repeated story that Defoe went bankrupt for the (then enormous) sum of £17,000 comes from himself. It argues that the figure was most probably a wild exaggeration, and puts forward a possible motive for this.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2002 Oxford University Press|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > English
|Depositing User:||Jean Fone|
|Date Deposited:||23 Jul 2010 09:06|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 12:12|
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