Charles Gildon

Charles Gildon (c. 1665 – 1 January 1724), was an English hack writer who was, by turns, a translator, biographer, essayist, playwright, poet, author of fictional letters, fabulist, short story author, and critic. He provided the source for many lives of Restoration figures, although he appears to have propagated or invented numerous errors with them. He is remembered best as a target of Alexander Pope's in both ''Dunciad'' and the ''Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot'' and an enemy of Jonathan Swift's. Gildon's biographies are, in many cases, the only biographies available, but they have nearly without exception been shown to have wholesale invention in them. Because of Pope's caricature of Gildon, but also because of the sheer volume and rapidity of his writings, Gildon has come to stand as the epitome of the hired pen and the literary opportunist. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1721
printed for W. Hinchliffe, at Dryden's Head, under the Royal-Exchange; and J. Walthoe, jun. over against the Royal-Exchange, in Cornhill

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1708
printed for John Lawrence, at the Angel in the Poultry; and sold by A. Baldwin, in Warwick-Lane

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1719
printed by Elizabeth Sadleir in School-House-Lane; for Patrick Dugan, Bookseller on Cork-Hill

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1709
printed for Dan. Brown, at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar, G. Sawbridge, at the Three Flower-de-Luces, in Little-Britain, E. Sanger, at the Post-House, in Fleet-Street, S. Brisco, at the Raven, and J. Baker, at the Black Boy in Pater-Noster-Row

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1718
printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible over against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-Street

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1701
printed by M. Bennet, for Richard Parker, at the Unicorn under the Piazza of the Royal-Exchange; and George Strahan at the Golden-Ball, over against the Royal-Exchange, Cornhill

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1703
printed for William Davis at the Black-Bull, and George Strahan at the Golden-Ball, in Cornhill

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1715
printed for J. Roberts, near the Oxford. Arms in Warwick-Lane

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1706
printed by B. Mills, for John Sprint, at the Bell in Little-Britain

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1708
printed by H. Hills, in Black-Fryars, near the Water-Side

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1717
Printed for J. Roberts, in Warwick-Lane

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1720
printed and sold by John Applebee; W. Boreham; and A. Dodd

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1706
printed for the author, and sold by Benj. Bragge, at the Raven in Pater-Noster-Row

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1717
printed for S. Baker, at the Black Boy and Anchor in Pater-Noster-Row

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by Gildon, Charles
Published 1708
printed for Tho. Bullock, at the Rose and Crown near Holbourn-Bridge; and sold by J. Morphew, near Stationer's-Hall