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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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Gabler, Hedda
Gables, The House of the Seven
Gait of Animals, On the
Galatians, Commentary on
Gallic War, The
Game, The Glass Bead
Gargantua and Pantagruel
Gatsby, The Great
Gawain and the Green Knight, Sir
Genealogy of Morals, The
General, On the Cavalry
General Introduction to Psychoanalysis, A
Generation of Animals, On the (Aristotle)
Generation of Animals, On the (Harvey)
Generation and Corruption, On
Genji, The Tale of
Gentiles, Summa Contra
Gentlemen of Verona, The Two
Geology, Principles of
Geometrical Demonstration, On
Geometry (Descartes)
Geometry, Elements of (Euclid)
German Nation, To the Christian Nobility of the
Gettysburg Address
Gilgamesh, The Epic of
Glass Bead Game, The
Go Rin No Sho
God, The City of
God, On Loving
God, The Practice of the Presence of
Golden Sayings, The
Good and Evil, Beyond
Good Manners and Good Breeding, Treatise on
Goriot, Pere
Government, Concerning Civil
Government, Principles of
Government, Representative
Government, Second Treatise on
Government, Two Treatises on
Grandet, Eugenie
Grapes of Wrath, The
Gray, The Picture of Dorian
Great Expectations
Great Gatsby, The
Great Ideas; Six
Grecians and Romans, Lives of the Noble
Greeks Concerning Hades, Discourse to the
Green Knight, Sir Gawain and the
Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego
Guide of the Perplexed
Guilt, and Power; On Evil,
Gulag Archipelago, The
Gulliver's Travels
Guy Mannering
Gynt, Peer

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