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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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Quantum Theory, Origin and Development of the
Quarters, Close
Queene, The Faerie
Quixote, Don
Quran, The
Race and Culture
Radical Empiricism, Essays in
Rainbow, The
Ramayana, The
Rameau's Nephew
Rape of the Lock
Rappaccini's Daughter
Rat Man, The
Raven, The
Read a Book; How to
Reason, Critique of Practical
Reason, Critique of Pure
Reason, The Life of
Rebel, The
Reckoner, The Sand-
Red Badge of Courage, The
Red and the Black, The
Red Death, The Masque of the
Reduction, Instruments of
Reflection, Aids to
Reflections on the Revolution in France
Refutations, On Sophistical
Regained, Paradise
Regimen in Acute Diseases, On
Relativity, The Meaning of
Religio Medici
Religion, Dialogues Concerning Natural
Religion, Institutes of the Christian
Religion, The Two Sources of Morality and
Religious Affections, Treatise Concerning
Religious Experience, The Varieties of
Remedia Amoris
Remedies for Love
Remembrance of Things Past
Reminiscence, On Memory and
Replies, Objections Against the Meditations and
Representative Government
Representative Men
Republic, The
Researches in Electricity, Experimental
Return of the Native, The
Revolution, The State and
Revolution in France, Reflections on the
Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, On the
Rex, Oedipus
Richard the Second, King
Richard the Third, King
Right, Philosophy of
Right, The Science of
Rights, Civil
Rights of Man, The
Rights of Men and Natural Law, The
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Rings, The Book of Five
Rings, The Lord of the
Rip Van Winkle
Rises, The Sun Also
Rites of Passage
Road to Serfdom, The
Robert Levet, On the Death of Dr.
Robinson Crusoe
Roland, The Song of
Roman Empire, Decline and Fall of the
Romans, Lives of the Noble Grecians and
Rome, History of
Romeo and Juliet
Room of One's Own, A
Rothschild's Fiddle
Rubaiyat, The
Rue Morgue, The Murders in the
Rule of St. Benedict, The
Rules for the Direction of the Mind

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