Which book opens with “Call me Ishmael”?

The first line of Moby-Dick, “Call me Ishmael,” is among the most instantly recognizable in all of classic Western literature.

Which book opens with “Call me Ishmael”?

The Call of the Wild
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The Turn of the Screw
Moby Dick

The Answer: The correct answer is Moby Dick.

Ishmael meditates on a wide range of topics. In addition to explicitly philosophical references, in Chapter 89, for instance, he expounds on the legal concept, “Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish”, which he takes to mean that possession, rather than a moral claim, bestows the right of ownership.

Why does the book begin with Call me Ishmael?
Ishmael is a character in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851), which opens with the line, “Call me Ishmael.” He is the first person narrator in much of the book. The Biblical name Ishmael has come to symbolize orphans, exiles, and social outcasts.

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