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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 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. - 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 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 If you use a link on this site to visit, 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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Tracate on Education
Trachiniae, The
Trachis, The Women of
Tragedy, An American
Tragedy, The Birth of
Traits, English
Travels, Gulliver's
Treasure Island
Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle
Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding
Treatise on Government, Second
Treatise of Human Nature, A
Treatise on Light
Treatise Concerning Religious Affections
Treatise on the Vacuum, Preface to the
Treatises, Scientific (Pascal)
Treatises on the Equilibrium of Liquids and on the Weight of the Mass of the Air
Treatises on Government, Two
Trembling, Fear and
Trial, The
Trial, Civilization on
Triangle, Treatise on the Arithmetical
Trinity, On the
Tristam Shandy
Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare)
Troilus and Criseyde (Chaucer)
Trojan Women, The
True History, The
True Humanism
Truth, An Inquiry into Meaning and
Truth, Poetry and
Truth of Intercourse
Tub, A Tale of a
Turn of the Screw, The
Twelfth Night (or, What You Will)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Twenty-Three Tales
Twilight of the Idols
Twist, Oliver
Two Cities, A Tale of
Two Gentlemen of Verona, The
Two New Sciences, Dialogues Concerning
Two Sources of Morality and Religion, The
Two Treatises on Government
Tyrannus, Oedipus
Ulcers, On
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Vanya
Unconscious, The
Underground, Notes from
Understanding, On the Conduct of the
Understanding, Essay Concerning Human (Locke)
Understanding, An Inquiry Concerning Human (Hume)
Understanding, New Essays Concerning Human (Leibniz)
United States, Constitution of the
Unknowing, The Cloud of
Upanishads, The
Usher, The Fall of the House of
Vacuum, New Experiments Concerning the
Vacuum, Preface to the Treatise on the
Value, Price, and Profit
Vanity Fair
Vanity of Human Wishes, The
Vanya, Uncle
Variability, Heredity and its
Varieties of Religious Experience, The
Vedas, The
Venice, The Merchant of
Ventoux, Ascent of Mt.
Verona, The Two Gentlemen of
Vicar, Profession of Faith of a Savoyard
Vices, Virtues and
Vicissitudes, Instincts and Their
Virtues, The
Virtues and Vices
Visions, A Conflict of
Volsungs and Niblungs, The Story of the
Voyage of the Beagle, The

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