Ishmael is a novel by Daniel Quinn. It presents an alternative view of human history and proposes a different program for human lifestyle change. Ishmael was awarded the $500,000 Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award.
Ishmael is the narrator (and arguably the protagonist) of the 1851 novel Moby-Dick by U.S. author Herman Melville. It is through his eyes and experience that the reader experiences the story of the ship Pequod, and the fight between Captain Ahab and the white whale. He is a central character in the action in the early part of the novel, essentially fulfilling all the requirements of being a conventional protagonist.
Barbara Hambly's novel Ishmael is a novel set in the Star Trek fictional universe.