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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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Social Contract, The
Social Me, The
Socialism
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Solitude
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Song of Roland, The
Song of Solomon (Morrison)
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Songs of Experience
Songs of Innocence
Sonnets (Petrarch)
Sonnets (Shakespeare)
Sonnets from the Portuguese
Sons and Lovers
Sophist
Sophistical Refutations, On
Sorrows of the Young Werther
Soul, The Dark Night of the
Soul, On the
Souls, Dead
Sound and the Fury, The
Sources of Morality and Religion, The Two
Spanish War, The
Spartan Creed, The
Species, The Origin of
Spectaculis, De
Sphere and Cylinder, On
Spheres, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly
Spheroids, On Conoids and
Spinoza of Market Street, The
Spirals, On
Spirit, Phenomenology of
Spirit of Capitalism, The Protestant Ethic and the
Spirit of Laws
Spiritual Dialogue, The (St. Catherine of Siena)
Spiritual Dialogue, The (St. Catherine of Genoa)
Spiritual Exercises
Square, Washington
Standard of Taste, Of the
Starry Messenger, The
State and Revolution, The
Statesman
Stavrogin's Confession
(Stella), On the Death of Esther Johnson
Stella, Journal to
Steppenwolf
Stories, Three (Flaubert)
Story, A Dull
Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, The
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The
Stranger, The
Stranger, The Mysterious
Studies in Pessimism
Study of the Arts, Especially Medicine; Exhortation to the
Study of Experimental Medicine, Introduction to the
Study of History, A
Subjection of Women, The
Sublime and Beautiful, On the
Summa Contra Gentiles
Summa Theologica
Sun Also Rises, The
Superman, Man and
Suppliant Maidens, The (Aeschylus)
Suppliants, The (Euripides)
Surgery, On the
Sutras, The Yoga
Swift, Jonathan
Symposium (Plato)
Symposium (Xenophon)
Symptoms, and Anxiety; Inhibitions,
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