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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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Pragmatism
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Prayer, The Book of Common
Preface to the Treatise on the Vacuum
Prejudice, Pride and
Prelude (Wordsworth)
Price, and Profit; Value,
Pride and Prejudice
Priesthood, On the
Prince, The
Prince of Abyssinia, The
Prince and the Pauper, The
Principia
Principle, The Poetic
Principles, Essay Concerning Certain False
Principles of Geology
Principles of Government
Principles of Human Knowledge, The
Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, Fundamental
Principles of Morals, First
Principles of Morals, An Inquiry Concerning the
Principles of Morals and Legislation, Introduction to the
Principles of Natural Philosophy, Mathematical
Principles of Nature, On the
Principles of Psychology, The
Principles of War
Prior Analytics
Probabilities, Correspondence with Fermat on the Theory of
Problems, On the Method of Mechanical
Problems of Philosophy, The
Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar
Profit; Value, Price, and
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Progress, An Outpost of
Progress, Pilgrim's
Prolegomena
Prometheus Bound
Prometheus Unbound
Prophesying by Dreams, On
Proposal, A Modest
Propyläen, Introduction to the
Proslogium
Prospects of Psychoanalytic Therapy, The Future
Protagoras
Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, The
Prothalamion
Provincial Letters
Prufrock, The Love Song of J. Alfred
Psychoanalysis, A General Introduction to
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Psychoanalysis, Observations on "Wild"
Psychoanalysis, The Origin and Development of
Psychoanalytic Therapy, The Future Prospects of
Psychology, The Principles of
Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, Group
Psychopathology of Everyday Life
Punishment, Crime and
Pure Reason, Critique of
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Purloined Letter, The
Pygmalion
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