Moby Dick by Herman Melville. First Paragraph. Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and .
May 26, If you're literary enough to recognize that quote from Thomas Malory, opening line in literary history, is in fact not the first line of Moby-Dick.
Best First Lines from Novels. 1. Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, Moby- Dick (). 2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in.