"The novel by Herman Melville describes the voyage of a whaling ship as it hunts for the great whale Moby Dick. Narrator Ishmael tells the reader he has turned to the sea out of a feeling of alienation from human society."
He took name of classic loner, Daily Mirror, 20 April, p6
"The novel describes the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab, who leads his crew on a hunt for the great whale, Moby-Dick. Ishmael tells the reader that he has turned to the sea out of a feeling of alienation from human society."
Moby Dick, Wikipedia