"Call me Ishmael."
While Herman Melville lived, little attention was paid to "Moby Dick." When the ambitious, electric, darkly philosophical story of a mad sea captain's obsession with an albino whale was published in 1851, most of the world ignored it. It wasn't until the 1920s – a few decades after Melville's 1891 death – that literary historians began to take note. Here are 10 of the lines most memorably associated with the book now called a masterwork of world literature.
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