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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 grtbooks@grtbooks.com 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.
abebooks.com - 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 grtbooks@grtbooks.com 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 Amazon.com. If you use a link on this site to visit Amazon.com, 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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Everyday Life, Psychopathology of
Evil, Beyond Good and
Evil, Guilt, and Power; On
Evolution, Creative
Evolution of Physics, The
Ex Ponto
Exercises, Spiritual
Exhortation to the Study of the Arts, Especially Medicine
Exile, In
Exit, No
Expectations, Great
Experience, Art as
Experience, Songs of
Experience, The Varieties of Religious
Experience and Nature
Experiment, Observation and
Experimental Medicine, Introduction to the Study of
Experimental Researches in Electricity
Experiments Concerning the Vacuum, New
External World, Our Knowledge of the
Eyre, Jane
Fables (Aesop)
Facial Treatment for Ladies, On
Faculties, On the Natural
Faerie Queene, The
Fair, Vanity
Fairy Tales (Andersen)
Faith, The Knight of
Faith, Skepticism and Animal
Faith of a Savoyard Vicar, Profession of
Fall of the House of Usher, The
False Principles, Essay Concerning Certain
Fang, White
Far From the Madding Crowd
Farewell to Arms, A
Farm, Animal
Fasti
Father, Letter to his
Faust
Faustus, Doctor
Fear and Trembling
Federalist Papers
Fermat on the Theory of Probabilities, Correspondence with
Fictions, Theory of
Fiddle, Rothschild's
Finnegans Wake
Fire Down Below
First Circle, The
First Philosophy, Meditations on
First Principles of Morals
First Ten Books of Livy, Discourses on the
Fistulae, On
Five Rings, The Book of
Flanders, Moll
Flies, Lord of the
Floating Bodies, On
Floss, The Mill on the
Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi, The Little
Fluids, Account of the Great Experiment Concerning the Equilibrium of
Folly, The Praise of
Fool, Ivan the
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Forces of Matter, The
Fountainhead, The
Fractures, On
France, Reflections on the Revolution in
France and Italy, A Sentimental Journey Through
Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St.
Frankenstein
Free-Thinking in Mathematics, A Defence of
Free Will, Time and
Freedom, Individual
Freedom of the Christian, The
Friendship (Plato)
Friendship, Laelius on (Cicero)
Frogs, The
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals
Furies, The
Furioso, Orlando
Fury, The Sound and the
Future of an Illusion, The
Future Prospects of Psychoanalytic Therapy, The
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