Is this cheating? Well anyway, I couldn’t think of a book I’d read that starts with the letter E.
Perhaps the most famous play of Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest is a hilarious satire of Victorian society and the triviality of social status. In the play, a man named Jack lives a double life, claiming to have a scandalous brother named Ernest. When his ward becomes engaged to his friend Algernon, his double life is exposed to the woman he loves, who will only marry a man named Ernest. The dialogue of this play is genius. I’d say it is the funniest thing I have ever read.