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"Call me Ishmael" is the iconic opening line of Herman Melville's classic American novel, "Moby-Dick." Ishmael is a seaman aboard the whaling vessel, "Pequod, " under the vengeful captain, Ahab. Maniacally seeking retribution from the great white sperm whale called Moby-Dick -- the whale responsible for the captain's missing leg -- Ahab leads the crew on a quest to kill the infamous beast. A fictional work based on actual events, "Moby-Dick" is a classic that has been enjoyed for generations and is now available as part of the "Word Cloud Classic series, " making it a stylish and affordable addition to any library.
About the Author
Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American writer best known for the novel "Moby-Dick." His first three books gained much contemporary attention, but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously and never recovered during his lifetime.