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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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I and Thou
"I Have a Dream"
Id, The Ego and the
Ideas, Adventures of
Ideas; Six Great
Idiot, The
Idols, Twilight of the
Idomeneus, Letter to
Illusion, The Future of an
Ilych, The Death of Ivan
Imaginary Invalid, The
Imitation of Christ, On the
Immortality, Intimations of
Importance, A Woman of No
Importance of Being Earnest, The
Impostor, The
Inaugural Address, 1st (Lincoln)
Inaugural Address, 2nd (Lincoln)
Incarnation, On the
Independence, Declaration of
Indestructibility of Our Inner Nature, The
Individual Freedom
Inequality, On the Origin of
Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety
Injuries of the Head, On
Inner Nature, The Indestructibility of Our
Innocence, Songs of
Innocents Abroad
Inquiry; Logic, the Theory of
Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, An
Inquiry into Meaning and Truth, An
Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, An
Instincts and Their Vicissitudes
Institutes of the Christian Religion
Instruments of Reduction
Intellect: Mind Over Matter
Intercourse, Truth of
Interior Castle
Interpretation, On
Interpretation of Dreams, The
Intimations of Immortality
Introduction to Arithmetic
Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy
Introduction to Mathematics, An
Introduction to the Metaphysics of Morals
Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
Introduction to the Propyläen
Introduction to Psychoanalysis, A General
Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine
Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, New
Invalid, The Imaginary
Ion (Euripides)
Ion (Plato)
Iphigenia Among the Taurians
Iphigenia at Aulis
Island, Treasure
Isthmian Odes
Italy, A Sentimental Journey Through France and
Ivan Denisovich, One Day in the Life of
Ivan the Fool
Ivan Ilych, The Death of

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