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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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Habits and Will
Hades, Discourse to the Greeks Concerning
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Hammurabi's Code
Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates
Hard Times
Harmonies of the World, Concerning the
Head, On Injuries of the
Heart, A Simple
Heart, The Tell-Tale
Heart and Blood in Animals, On the Motion of the
Heart of Darkness
Heartbreak House
Heat, Analytical Theory of
Heavenly Spheres, On the Revolutions of the
Heavens, On the
Hebrides, Journal of a Tour to the
Hedda Gabler
Heights, Wuthering
Heloise, Letters of Abelard and
Hemorrhoids, On
Henry Adams, The Education of
Henry the Fourth, The First Part of King
Henry the Fourth, The Second Part of King
Henry the Fifth, King
Henry the Sixth, The First Part of King
Henry the Sixth, The Second Part of King
Henry the Sixth, The Third Part of King
Henry the Eighth, King
Heracleidae, The
Heracles, Shield of
Herbert, The Life of Mr. George
Heredity and its Variability
Hermas, The Shepherd of
Herodotus, Letter to
Himself, The Doctor in Spite of
Hints Towards an Essay on Conversation
Histories (Herodotus)
Histories (Tacitus)
History, Ecclesiastical
History, Lectures on the Philosophy of
History, A Study of
History, The True
History, The Way to Write
History of Animals, The
History of a Candle, Chemical
History of the English-Speaking Peoples
History of the Peloponnesian War
History of the Persian War
History of Rome
Hobbit, The
Hospitator, The Legend of Saint Julian
Hostel, The Destruction of Dá Derga's
House, Bleak
House, A Doll's
House, Heartbreak
House of the Seven Gables, The
House of Usher, The Fall of the
How to Read a Book
How We Think
Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of
Human Knowledge, The Principles of
Human Knowledge, Its Scope and Limits
Human Nature, A Treatise of
Human Understanding, Essay Concerning (Locke)
Human Understanding, New Essays Concerning (Leibniz)
Human Understanding, An Inquiry Concerning
Human Wishes, The Vanity of
Humanism, True
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
Hunger Artist, A
Hunting of the Snark, The
Hunting Song, A
Hyde, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hymn, The Secular
Hypochondriac, The
Hypothesis, Science and
Hysteria, Selected Papers on

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