Furbank, P. N. and Owens, W. R.
Defoe's £17,000 bankruptcy.
Notes and Queries, 247(3) pp. 363–364.
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.
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