64 illustrations from literature starting with the letter E, including: elves, The Emporer's New Clothes, The Enchanted Island, and more

An eagle sits on a branch in a tree.

Eagle in Tree

An eagle sits on a branch in a tree.

A giant ealge flies while holding Gulliver's little box, taking him over the sea.

Flying Eagle

A giant ealge flies while holding Gulliver's little box, taking him over the sea.

"Early to bed, early to rise, Is the way to be healthy, wealthy, and wise."

Early to Bed

"Early to bed, early to rise, Is the way to be healthy, wealthy, and wise."

In Lilliput, the primitive way of breaking eggs before eating them, was upon the larger end.

Broken eggs

In Lilliput, the primitive way of breaking eggs before eating them, was upon the larger end.

"And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt." Exodus 13:17 KJV

Departure of the Israelites from Egypt

"And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the…

"And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand." Exodus 2:12 KJV

Moses Slaying the Egyptian

"And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and…

A scene from the story, "Elder-Tree Mother."

Elder-Tree Mother

A scene from the story, "Elder-Tree Mother."

Queen Eleanor facing forward.

Ye Good Queen Eleanor

Queen Eleanor facing forward.

An elephant dressed up.

Elephant

An elephant dressed up.

A royal elephant, from a nursery rhyme.

Elephant

A royal elephant, from a nursery rhyme.

Scene from the story, "Elephant Hunting."

Elephant Hunting

Scene from the story, "Elephant Hunting."

He made himself a new, cool, slushy-squshy mud-cap whenever the sun was hot.

Elephant's Child

He made himself a new, cool, slushy-squshy mud-cap whenever the sun was hot.

"My trunk is ugly, but it's very useful," said the Elephant's Child. And he picked up his hairy uncle by one hairy leg and hove him into a hornets' nest.

Elephant's Child

"My trunk is ugly, but it's very useful," said the Elephant's Child. And he picked up his hairy uncle…

An elf eating a pie, from "Mother Goose."

Elf

An elf eating a pie, from "Mother Goose."

An elf making a pie, from "Mother Goose."

Elf

An elf making a pie, from "Mother Goose."

An elf with a pie, from "Mother Goose."

Elf

An elf with a pie, from "Mother Goose."

An elf with a pie, from "Mother Goose."

Elf

An elf with a pie, from "Mother Goose."

Scene from "The Elf and the Dormouse."

Elf and Dormouse

Scene from "The Elf and the Dormouse."

Scene from the story, "The Elfin Grove."

Elfin Grove

Scene from the story, "The Elfin Grove."

A scene from the story, "The Elfin Hill."

The Elfin Hill

A scene from the story, "The Elfin Hill."

A scene from the story, "The Elfin Hill."

The Elfin Hill

A scene from the story, "The Elfin Hill."

"And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?" 1 Kings 19:9

Elijah at the Mouth of the Cave

"And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and…

"And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook." 1 Kings 17:6 KJV

Elijah fed by Angels

"And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and…

"19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed." 1 Kings 17:19 KJV

Elijah Raising the widow's son

"19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into…

"And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven." 2 Kings 2:11 KJV

Elijah Taken up into Heaven

"And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire,…

"And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim." 2 Kings 6:6 KJV

Elisha Causing Iron to Swim

"And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast…

"Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess, They all went together to seek a bird's nest, They found a bird's nest with five eggs in: They all took one, and left four in."

Elizabeth

"Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess, They all went together to seek a bird's nest, They found a bird's…

Scene from "The Wild Swans."

Elsa

Scene from "The Wild Swans."

Elsa from "The Wild Swans."

Elsa

Elsa from "The Wild Swans."

Scene from "East of the Sun and West of the Moon."

Elsa

Scene from "East of the Sun and West of the Moon."

Scene from "East of the Sun and West of the Moon."

Elsa

Scene from "East of the Sun and West of the Moon."

Elsa and the Prince, a scene from "The Wild Swans."

Elsa and the Prince

Elsa and the Prince, a scene from "The Wild Swans."

Scene from "The Wild Swans."

Elsa and the Swans

Scene from "The Wild Swans."

Scene from the story, "The Elves and the Cobbler."

Elves

Scene from the story, "The Elves and the Cobbler."

From the Brothers Grimm, the scene in The Elves and the Shoemaker where the shoemaker and his wife discover who has been making the shoes.

The Elves and the Shoemaker

From the Brothers Grimm, the scene in The Elves and the Shoemaker where the shoemaker and his wife discover…

From the Brothers Grimm, the scene in The Elves and the Shoemaker where the elves put on the clothes the shoemaker and his wife have made for them as a gift.

The Elves and the Shoemaker

From the Brothers Grimm, the scene in The Elves and the Shoemaker where the elves put on the clothes…

The Emperor of Blefuscu and his court.

Emperor and court

The Emperor of Blefuscu and his court.

The lilliputian Emperor arriving on horseback to visit Gulliver at his house.

Emperor visits

The lilliputian Emperor arriving on horseback to visit Gulliver at his house.

The Lilliputian Emperor at his hurting childs side during dinner.

Emperor with crying child

The Lilliputian Emperor at his hurting childs side during dinner.

Ambassadors arrive from the Emperor of Blefuscu, and sue for peace.

Emperor's court

Ambassadors arrive from the Emperor of Blefuscu, and sue for peace.

A scene from the story, <em>The Emperor's New Clothes</em>.

The Emperor's New Clothes

A scene from the story, The Emperor's New Clothes.

A scene from the story, "The Emperor's New Clothes."

The Emperor's New Clothes

A scene from the story, "The Emperor's New Clothes."

A scene from the story, "The Emperor's New Clothes."

The Emperor's New Clothes

A scene from the story, "The Emperor's New Clothes."

A scene from the story, "The Emperor's New Clothes."

The Emperor's New Clothes

A scene from the story, "The Emperor's New Clothes."

A scene from the story, "The Emperor's New Clothes."

The Emperor's New Clothes

A scene from the story, "The Emperor's New Clothes."

A scene from the story, <em>The Enchanted Island</em>.

The Enchanted Island

A scene from the story, The Enchanted Island.

A scene from the story, <em>The Enchanted Island</em>.

The Enchanted Island

A scene from the story, The Enchanted Island.

A scene from the story, <em>The Enchanted Island</em>.

The Enchanted Island

A scene from the story, The Enchanted Island.

Scene from the story, "The Enchanted Stag."

Enchanted Stag

Scene from the story, "The Enchanted Stag."

Enid leads the way on horseback.

Enid

Enid leads the way on horseback.

Enid watching over Geraint as he lay on his deathbed.

Enid watching over Geraint

Enid watching over Geraint as he lay on his deathbed.

Mark Twain illustrating an Italian newspaper as saying that the Italian sovereigns are coming back-they have been to England. They have enlarged the King at the Italian hospital.

They Enlarged The King

Mark Twain illustrating an Italian newspaper as saying that the Italian sovereigns are coming back-they…

Scene from the story, "Epaminondas."

Epaminondas

Scene from the story, "Epaminondas."

Scene from the story, "The Escape from Prison."

Escape From Prison

Scene from the story, "The Escape from Prison."

Scene from the story, "The Escape from Prison."

Escape From Prison

Scene from the story, "The Escape from Prison."

"Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the entrance of the house. And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favor in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre. Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be given thee even to the half of the kingdom." Esther 5:1-3 ASV
<p>Illustration of Xerxes, King of Persia, stretching out his golden scepter to Esther.

Esther Approaches King Xerxes

"Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner…

"So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen." Esther 7:1 ASV
<p>King Xerxes and Esther sit on a couch together. Xerxes holds his royal scepter.

Esther Hosts a Banquet for King Xerxes and Haman

"So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen." Esther 7:1 ASV King Xerxes and Esther…

The Evergreen is a story that was illustrated by Scottish artist John Duncan. The drawing seems to depict a couple playing music together outside on a field with lamb.

The Evergreen

The Evergreen is a story that was illustrated by Scottish artist John Duncan. The drawing seems to depict…

The Evergreen is a story that was illustrated by artist Robert Burns. The drawing seems to depict possibly a sheep herder.

The Evergreen

The Evergreen is a story that was illustrated by artist Robert Burns. The drawing seems to depict possibly…

A scene from the story, <em>The Exile of Rama</em>.

The Exile of Rama

A scene from the story, The Exile of Rama.