Amazing Literature-Inspired Jack-O’-Lanterns


With All Hallows’ Eve around the bend, a select series of crafters and artisans have decided to pay homage to our favorite novels, authors, poems, and fairy tales through the art of pumpkin carving. But the specimens below aren’t your regular, run-of-the-mill, home-carved jack-o’-lanterns. Replacing canvas with pumpkin and paint brushes with lino cutters, each piece presents a glowing portrait of an influential writer or a scene ripped from the pages of their works.Check out our gallery of mesmerizing jack-o’-lanterns that honor literary greats like Edgar Alan Poe, William Shakespeare, and the Brothers Grimm after the jump.

Edgar Allan Poe [via]

Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are [via]

Homer’s Odyssey [via]

William Shakespeare [via]

Brothers Grimm’s “Little Red Riding Hood” [via]

Herman Melville [via]

Ernest Hemingway [via]

Herman Melville’s Moby Dick [via]

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter [via]

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven [via]

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat [via]

Washington Irving’s The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow [via]

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream [via]

Mark Twain [via]

Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange [via]

Sophocles’ Oedipus [via]

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland [via]

Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind [via]