What classic novel begins with the line, “Call me Ishmael”?
– The Old Man and the Sea
– The Grapes of Wrath
– To Kill a Mockingbird
Answer: Moby-Dick begins with the line “Call me Ishmael.” According to the American Book Review’s rating in 2011, this is one of the most recognizable opening lines in Western literature. Moby-Dick is a novel by Herman Melville, first published in 1851. It is considered to be one of the Great American Novels. The story tells the adventures of sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance.
Originally published: 18 October 1851
Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Richard Bentley
Characters: Captain Ahab, Queequeg, Ishmael, Moby Dick, Captain Boomer, Starbuck, Stubb, Elijah
Adaptations: Moby Dick (1956), Moby Dick (2010), MORE
Genres: Novel, Adventure fiction, Epic, Nautical fiction, Encyclopedic novel