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Herman Melville's "Moby Dick": 10 most memorable lines

Here are 10 of the lines most closely associated with Herman Melville's masterpiece "Moby Dick".

3. A first glimpse of Ahab

Illustration by Rockwell Kent/Courtesy of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, State University of New York USA, Rockwell Kent Collection, Bequest of Sally Kent Gordon

"He looked like a man cut away from the stake, when the fire has overrunningly wasted all the limbs without consuming them, or taking away one particle from their compacted aged robustness...."

– Ahab, the obsessed and crippled whaling captain, makes his first appearance about a quarter of the way into the novel

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