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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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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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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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Dá Derga's Hostel, The Destruction of
Daisy Miller
Dance, After the
Daniel Deronda
Dao De Jing
Dark Night of the Soul, The
Darkness, Heart of
d'Arthur, Le Morte
Daughter, Rappaccini's
David Copperfield
Days, The Works and
Dead Souls
Death, On Breathing; On Youth and Old Age, On Life and
Death, The Masque of the Red
Death, Sickness Unto
Death, Thoughts for the Times on War and
Death of Dr. Robert Levet, On the
Death of Esther Johnson (Stella), On the
Death of Ivan Ilych, The
Decameron, The
Decisions, Knowledge and
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Sentiments, The
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics, A
Defence of Poetry, A
Degrees of Knowledge, The
Democracy in America
Democracy and Education
Demonstration, On Geometrical
Denisovich, One Day in the Life of Ivan
Deronda, Daniel
Descent of Man, The
Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel, The
Development of Psychoanalysis, The Origin and
Development of the Quantum Theory, Origin and
On Diagnosis in Dreams
Dialogue, The Spiritual (St. Catherine of Siena)
Dialogue, The Spiritual (St. Catherine of Genoa)
Dialogue on Oratory
Dialogues, Three
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences
Dichtung und Wahrheit
Dictionary, Philosophical
Dictionary of the English Language, A
Didache, The)
Dignity of Man, The
Direction of the Mind, Rules for the
Discontent, Winter of our
Discontents, Civilization and its
Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades
Discourse on Metaphysics
Discourse on Method
Discourses (Epictetus)
Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy
Disease, On the Sacred
Diseases, On Regimen in Acute
Disobedience, Civil
Dissenters, The Shortest-Way with the
Divine Comedy, The
Doctor Faustus
Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Strange Case of
Doctor Robert Levet, On the Death of
Doctor in Spite of Himself, The
Doctrine, Christian
Doll's House, A
Don Juan
Don Quixote
Donne, The Life of Dr. John
Doone, Lorna
Dorian Gray, The Picture of
Dorrit, Little
Dove, The Wings of the
Dream", "I Have a
Dream, A Midsummer Night's
Dreams, On (Aristotle)
Dreams, On (Freud)
Dreams, On Diagnosis in (Galen)
Dreams, The Interpretation of (Freud)
Dreams, On Prophesying by (Aristotle)
Dreary Story, A
Duck, The Wild
Dull Story, A
D'Urbervilles, Tess of the

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