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" CALL me IshmaeL Some years ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. "
Moby-Dick - Page 1
by Herman Melville - 2008 - 664 pages
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Moby Dick--rehearsed: A Drama in Two Acts

Orson Welles - Drama - 1965 - 76 pages
...sits nearby, listening as he reads aloud: Some years ago — never mind how long — I thought that I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. Whenever I grow grim about the mouth, and hazy in eyes; whenever it's a damp November in my soul; I...
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Reimagining America: A Theological Critique of the American Mythos and ...

Charles Mabee - Religion - 1985 - 151 pages
...dislocation. In this regard the sentence following Moby-Dick's opening line, "Call me Ishmael," runs: Some years ago — never mind how long precisely —...about a little and see the watery part of the world (italics added). It is the movement from shore to sea that propels the narrative — not time. Time...
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Osiris N.: The Victim and the American Novel

Biyot Kesh Tripathy - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 282 pages
..."directly at the centre of the stage. "15 Destitute and anchorless at the beginning of the narrative - "having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore" (p. 93), his shoes worn out of treading the "asphal tic pavement; " "from hard, remorseless service...
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Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury - Book burning - 1967 - 158 pages
...Ishmael!" ARISTOTLE. A former customs inspector who found a kinship with a seagoing whaleman... MELVILLE. "Having little or no money in my purse, and nothing...driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation." ALL (overlapping). "...and regulating the circulation. (General laughter.) ARISTOTLE. All the single,...
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New Essays on Moby-Dick

Richard H. Brodhead - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 184 pages
...nothing more momentous than a personal whim. "Having little or no money in my purse," he tells us, "and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I...about a little and see the watery part of the world" (Chap. 1). This selfdeprecating humor, beneath which lurks a notably somber temperament, bespeaks the...
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Moby Dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition

Herman Melville - Fiction - 1988 - 1048 pages
...Moby-Dick Chap ter i Learnings CALL me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular...watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving or] the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth;...
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Moby Dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition

Herman Melville - Fiction - 1988 - 1043 pages
...boundless sea." Moby-Dick Chapter i Learnings CALL me Ishmael. Some years ago — never mind how Jong precisely — having little or no money in my purse,...and see the watery part of the world. It is a way 1 have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim...
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Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and ...

Robert S. Levine, Robert Steven Levine - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 302 pages
...of California Press, 1951). 40. Redburn anticipates Ishmael's similarly vague confessional opening: "Some years ago - never mind how long precisely -...about a little and see the watery part of the world" (MD, 12). For a fine discussion of Melville's thematics of landedness and landlessness, see Larzer...
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The Consolations of Space: The Place of Romance in Hawthorne, Melville, and ...

Pamela Schirmeister - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 219 pages
...the first place, Ishmael tells us, the sea exists precisely in distinction to the land: "Having . . . nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought...about a little and see the watery part of the world" (p. i2). As in most stories of sea quests, the watery part of the world provides an alternative to...
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Text Databases: One Database Model and Several Retrieval Languages

Crist-Jan Doedens - Computers - 1994 - 314 pages
...Dick' [Melville 1851], the first four sentences and the last sentence. CALL me Ishmael. Some year s ago - never mind how long precisely - having little...and see the watery part of the world. It is a way 1 have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim...
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