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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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Principles of Geology (1830-33)
The Red and the Black (1830)
Poems (Tennyson) (1830-89)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831)
The Lady of Shallot (1832)
On War (1832)
Eugenie Grandet (1833)
The Lotos-Eaters (1833)
Pere Goriot (1834-5)
Democracy in America (1835-39)
Fairy Tales (Andersen) (1835-45)
Pickwick Papers (1836-37)
The Voyage of the Beagle (1836)
Oliver Twist (1837-39)
Nicholas Nickleby (1838-39)
The Charterhouse of Parma (1839)
Experimental Researches in Electricity (1839-55)
The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
Poems (Emerson) (1840-47)
Dead Souls (1841-46)
Essays (Emerson) (1841-44)
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)
Eleonora (1842)
The Masque of the Red Death (1842)
The Overcoat (1842)
A Christmas Carol (1843)
Either/Or (1843)
Fear and Trembling (1843)
The Pit and the Pendulum (1843)
A System of Logic (1843)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-45)
Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts (1844)
Rappaccini's Daughter (1844)
The Three Musketeers (1844)
The Purloined Letter (1845)
The Raven (1845)
The Cask of Amontillado (1846)
Poems (E. Brontë) (1846)
Jane Eyre (1847)
Vanity Fair (1847-48)
Wuthering Heights (1847)
The Communist Manifesto (1848)
Civil Disobedience (1849)
David Copperfield (1849)
Sickness Unto Death (1849)
Poems (Dickinson) (1850-1886; pub. 1890)
The Poetic Principle (pub. 1850)
Representative Men (1850)
The Scarlet Letter (1850)
Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
The House of the Seven Gables (1851)
The Indestructibility of Our Inner Nature (1851)
Jonathan Swift (1851)
Moby Dick (1851)
Studies in Pessimism (1851)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
Bleak House (1853)
The Attack Upon Christendom (1854-55)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854)
Hard Times (1854)
Walden (1854)
Little Dorrit (1855-57)
The Positive Philosophy (1855)
English Traits (1856)
Madame Bovary (1857)
Adam Bede (1859)
The Forces of Matter (1859-60)
On Liberty (1859)
The Origin of Species (1859)
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
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