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Can you help me find information on a given author or work?
I'm willing to try, although at times I may have to turn down requests for help due to a lack of free time. Just send an email to grtbooks@grtbooks.com detailing what kind of information you're trying to find, and I'll see what I can do. Please be as specific as possible -- I'd hate to give you an answer only to find out I had made a wrong assumption about the question. If the question is too broad (like, "what do you know about Thoreau?"), I'll just direct you to a website or two.

If I can't help personally, there are a few hints I can give you to help you find the information yourself. If you are looking for information about an author or work, try a Google search. I have found Google more useful than any other search engine I've used in looking for information about classics. The more search terms you use, and the more specific they are, the better.

If you are looking for a copy of a book, and you couldn't find it on Amazon (either new or in their ZShops), be sure to check other online bookstores, both new and used. My first stops when helping people find books are:

Alibris - one of the best online used bookstores.
abebooks.com - another great used bookseller.
Barnes and Noble online.
Bookfinder - Indexes over 40,000 sellers of new/used/rare/OOP books.
AddALL - Indexes over 20,000 sellers of used/rare/OOP books.
Grant & Cutler - specializing in non-English books, including English works in translation.
Yahoo's Used Book Site directory - Over 300 online bookstores last time we looked.
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I have an old edition of a classic. Can you tell me what it's worth?
I have no expertise in book valuation; all I do when asked this is to look for copies of the same book on one of the sites listed above (especially Bookfinder and AddALL), and look at the prices. They can give you a rough idea.
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Does this site use cookies?
No -- I don't need them. I have no need to collect information about visitors, I don't have "shopping carts" or other things which require cookies, and navigation options are handled by URL coding.
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I have a website. Can we trade links?
I'm certainly willing to consider it. Just send an email to grtbooks@grtbooks.com giving me your URL, and if your site is related to the Great Books in any way I'll probably link to you.
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How can I support this site?
The easiest way is to shop at Amazon.com. If you use a link on this site to visit Amazon.com, then this site gets a commission on anything you purchase during that visit.

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Do you plan to put advertising on the site?
Not unless it's the only way to keep the site running. I don't like being distracted by ads (especially those annoying pop-ups and flashing banner ads) while surfing, and I assume you don't either. As long as I can cover the site's expenses without it, I won't put up advertising.
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Ladies, On Facial Treatment for
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Lady, Portrait of a
Lady at Court, On a Certain
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Lady of Shallot, The (1832)
Laelius on Friendship
Last of the Mohicans, The
Law, The (Hippocrates)
Law, The Common
Laws (Plato)
Laws, Spirit of
Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, The
Leagues Under the Sea, Twenty Thousand
Lear, King
Learned Ladies, The
Learning, Advancement of
Lectures on the Philosophy of History
Lectures on Psychoanalysis, Introductory
Lectures on Psychoanalysis, New Introductory
Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator, The
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The
Legislation, Introduction to the Principles of Morals and
Lemmas
Les Miserables
Letter, The Purloined
Letter, The Scarlet
Letter of Advice to a Young Poet, A
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Letter Concerning Toleration
Letter to his Father
Letter to a Noble Lord, A
Letters (Chrysostom)
Letters (Cicero)
Letters (Horace)
Letters (Ignatius)
Letters (Pascal)
Letters, Persian
Letters, Provincial
Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Letters from the Black Sea
Letters on the English
Levet, On the Death of Dr. Robert
Leviathan
Libation Bearers, The
Liberty, On
Liberty, On Christian
Life, On Longevity and Shortness of
Life, The New
Life, Psychopathology of Everyday
Life of Antony
Life and Death, On Breathing; On Youth and Old Age, On
Life of Dr. John Donne, The
Life of Ivan Denisovich, One Day in the
Life of Mr. George Herbert, The
Life of Reason, The
Life of Samuel Johnson Ll.D.
Light, Treatise on
Light Brigade, The Charge of the
Lighthouse, To the
Limits; Human Knowledge, Its Scope and
Liquids and on the Weight of the Mass of the Air, Treatises on the Equilibrium of
Literaria, Biographia
Little Dorrit
Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi, The
Little Men
Little Women
Live By, What Men
Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Lives of the Poets, The
Livy, Discourses on the First Ten Books of
Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies, On the
Lock, Rape of the
Logic, A System of
Logic, the Theory of Inquiry
Lolita
Longevity and Shortness of Life, On
Looking-Glass, Through the
Lord, A Letter to a Noble
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Rings, The
Lorna Doone
Lost, Paradise
Lotos-Eaters, The (1833)
Love, The Art of
Love, Cures for
Love, On (Stendhal)
Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The
Lover, Lady Chatterley's
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