Bankruptcy (See also Poverty.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Bankruptcy (See also Poverty.)


  1. Birotteau, César ruined by bad speculations and dissipated life. [Fr. Lit.: Greatness and Decline of César Birotteau, Walsh Modern, 58]
  2. Black Friday day of financial panic (1869). [Am. Hist.: RHDC]
  3. Black Tuesday day of stock market crash (1929). [Am. Hist.: Allen, 238]
  4. green cap symbol of bankruptcy. [Eur. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 390–391]
  5. Harland, Joe drunk who loses fortune on Wall Street. [Am. Lit.: The Manhattan Transfer]
  6. Hassan, Abu pretends to be dead to avoid debts. [Ger. Opera: von Weber, Abu Hassan, Westerman, 138–139]
  7. Henchard, Michael loses business and social standing through bad financial planning. [Br. Lit.: Mayor of Casterbridge]
  8. Lydgate, Tertius driven deeper into debt on daily basis. [Br. Lit.: Middlemarch]
  9. Panic of 1873 bank failures led to extended depression. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 267–268]
  10. Queer Street condition of financial insolvency. [Am. Usage: Misc.]