Ernst Eckstein (6 February 1845 –18 November 1900) was a German humorist, novelist and poet.
From the university he went to Paris, and there completed his comic epos, Check to the Queen (1870), and wrote Paris Silhouettes (1873), the grotesque night-piece The Varzin Ghosts and the Mute of Seville. Later he wrote the stories Margherita, At the Tomb of Cestius, The Mosque at Cordova. He was editor of a literary and critical journal, Hall of Poets, and of a humorous weekly, The Wag, at Leipzig, for some years, and in 1885 settled in Dresden. He also wrote The Claudii, Aphrodite, a Story of Ancient Hellas, Decius the Flute-player: a Merry Story of a Musician in Ancient Rome.
Venus Urania, 1872
Beiträge zur Geschichte des Feuilletons, 1876
Lisa Toscanella (Novellae), 1876
Pariser Leben, 1876
Ein Pessimist (Comedy), 1877
Sturmnacht (Novellae), 1878
Die Claudier (Novel), 1881
Prusias. Roman aus dem letzten Jahrhundert der römischen Republik, 1884
Jorinde (Novel), 1888
Nero (Novel), 1889
Das Kind (Novellae), 1893
Verstehen wir Deutsch? Volkstümliche Sprachuntersuchungen, 1894