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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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Wahrheit, Dichtung und
Wake, Finnegans
War, The African
War, The Alexandrian
War, The Art of
War, The Gallic
War, History of the Peloponnesian
War, History of the Persian
War, The Jewish
War, On
War, Principles of
War, The Spanish
War?; Why
War and Death, Thoughts for the Times on
War and Peace
War of the Worlds, The
Ward, Cancer
Wars, The Civil
Washington Square
Wasps, The
Waste Land, The
Waters, and Places; On Airs,
Way of Perfection, The
Way of the World, The
Way to Write History, The
Wealth (Aristophanes)
Wealth of Nations, The
Weight of the Mass of the Air, Treatises on the Equilibrium of Liquids and on the
Werther, Sorrows of the Young
What is Art?
What Men Live By
What You Will (or, Twelfth Night)
Where is Science Going?
White Fang
Why War?
Wild, Call of the
Wild Duck, The
"Wild" Psychoanalysis, Observations on
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
Will, Concerning the Bondage of the
Will, Habits and
Will to Power, The
William Shakespeare, The Plays of (Johnson)
Windsor, The Merry Wives of
Wings of the Dove, The
Winter of our Discontent
Winter's Tale, The
Wishes, The Vanity of Human
Wives, The School for
Wives of Windsor, The Merry
Wizard of Oz, The
Woman of No Importance, A
Women, The Education of
Women, Little
Women, The Phoenician
Women, The Subjection of
Women, The Trojan
Women of Trachis, The
Wonderland, Alice's Adventures in
Works and Days, The
World, Brave New
World, Concerning the Harmonies of the
World, Our Knowledge of the External
World, The Way of the
Worlds, The War of the
Write History, The Way to
Writings (Irenaeus)
Writings (Martyr)
Writings (Tertullian)
Wuthering Heights
Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A Connecticut
Years of Solitude, One Hundred
Yoga Sutras, The
Young Man, A Portrait of the Artist as a
Young Poet, A Letter of Advice to a
Youth and Old Age, On Life and Death, On Breathing; On
Zarathustra, Thus Spake

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