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Biography of Ellis Parker Butler

Ellis Parker Butler

Ellis Parker Butler (1869 - 1937)

Ellis Parker Butler (December 5, 1869–September 13, 1937) was an American author.

Butler was born in Muscatine, Iowa. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays, and is most famous for his short story "Pigs is Pigs", in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs, which soon start proliferating geometrically.

Working from his home in Flushing (Queens) New York, Butler was—by every measure and by many times—the most published author of the pulp fiction era.

His career spanned more than forty years and his stories, poems and articles were published in more than 225 magazines. His work appeared alongside that of his contemporaries including Mark Twain, Sax Rohmer, James B. Hendryx, Berton Braley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Don Marquis, Will Rogers and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Despite the enormous volume of his work, Butler was, for most of his life, only a part-time author. He worked full-time as a banker and was very active in his local community. A founding member of both the Dutch Treat Club and the Author's League of America, Butler was an always-present force in the New York City literary scene.

He died in Williamsville, Massachusetts.


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72 Poems written by Ellis Parker Butler

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A Culinary Puzzle Comments and analysis of A Culinary Puzzle by Ellis Parker Butler 2 Comments
A Lost Angel
A Minute
A Pastoral
A Question
A Satisfactory Reform
A Scotchman Whose Name Was Isbister
A St. Valentine’s Day Tragedy
A Study In Feeling
An Old-Fashioned Garden
Anticipation
At Variance Comments and analysis of At Variance by Ellis Parker Butler 2 Comments
Bird Nesting Comments and analysis of Bird Nesting by Ellis Parker Butler 6 Comments
Circumstantial Evidence
Cupid Caught Napping
Djolan
Golden Silence
Good - Better - Best Comments and analysis of Good - Better - Best by Ellis Parker Butler 4 Comments
How’d You Like It? Comments and analysis of How’d You Like It? by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
Immortality
Jabed Meeker, Humorist
Judgment Day
Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; II: On Malicious Cruelty To Harmless Creatures
Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; III: On Laziness And Its Resultant Ills Comments and analysis of Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; III: On Laziness And Its Resultant Ills by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
Mary Had A Little Frog Comments and analysis of Mary Had A Little Frog by Ellis Parker Butler 4 Comments
Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!
Millennium
Mouths Of Hippopotami And Some Recent Novels
New England Magazine Comments and analysis of New England Magazine by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
Night In The City
No Beer, No Work
October
Outbid
Partners Comments and analysis of Partners by Ellis Parker Butler 3 Comments
Reasonable Interest Comments and analysis of Reasonable Interest by Ellis Parker Butler 10 Comments
Ridden Down
Says Mister Doojabs
Song For Heroes Comments and analysis of Song For Heroes by Ellis Parker Butler 2 Comments
Speaking Of Operations
The Ballad Of A Bachelor Comments and analysis of The Ballad Of A Bachelor by Ellis Parker Butler 5 Comments
The Ballade Of The Automobile
The Ballade Of The Mistletoe Bough
The Charge of the Second Iowa Cavalry
The Cut Finger
The Daughter Of The Year
The Final Tax
The Golf Walk
The Hunter Comments and analysis of The Hunter by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
The Poor Boy’s Christmas
The Rich Boy’s Christmas Comments and analysis of The Rich Boy’s Christmas by Ellis Parker Butler 10 Comments
The Romance Of Patrolman Casey
The Sheep Comments and analysis of The Sheep by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
The Tearful Tale Of Captain Dan
The Twenty Hoss-Power Shay
The Water Nymphs Comments and analysis of The Water Nymphs by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
The Whale Comments and analysis of The Whale by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
The Wood Nymph
To G. M. W. And G. F. W.
To Jessica, Gone Back To The City
To Kate. (In Lieu Of A Valentine)
To Lovers
To Marguerite
To May
To Phyllis And May
Trespassers
Valentine To The Girl In Black
Western
When Ida Puts Her Armor On
Why I Went To The Foot
Why Washington Retreated
Womanly Qualms
Would You Believe It?


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