TOEFL Listening: ETS-TOEFL听力机经 - J516JJ3O78JYK356P$

Why does the professor mention the money Defoe made by selling his writing? A. To compare Defoe's popularity with that of other writers of the period B. To help explain why sensationalism was a characteristic of Defoe's writing C. To point out changes in book publishing that were taking place in the 1700s D. To emphasize that journalism was very profitable in the 1700s