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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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4392 The Golf Walk
4018 Judgment Day
3142 Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!
3121 Mouths Of Hippopotami And Some Recent Novels
2628 The Ballade Of The Mistletoe Bough
2388 The Cut Finger
2383 Bird Nesting Comments and analysis of Bird Nesting by Ellis Parker Butler 8 Comments
2077 The Rich Boy’s Christmas Comments and analysis of The Rich Boy’s Christmas by Ellis Parker Butler 12 Comments
1971 Immortality
1816 A Lost Angel Comments and analysis of A Lost Angel by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
1813 The Ballade Of The Automobile
1804 How’d You Like It? Comments and analysis of How’d You Like It? by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
1790 To Marguerite
1783 Song For Heroes Comments and analysis of Song For Heroes by Ellis Parker Butler 2 Comments
1760 Why Washington Retreated
1752 The Final Tax
1742 The Water Nymphs Comments and analysis of The Water Nymphs by Ellis Parker Butler 2 Comments
1706 Jabed Meeker, Humorist
1704 The Sheep Comments and analysis of The Sheep by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
1680 Would You Believe It?
1671 Mary Had A Little Frog Comments and analysis of Mary Had A Little Frog by Ellis Parker Butler 4 Comments
1632 A Culinary Puzzle Comments and analysis of A Culinary Puzzle by Ellis Parker Butler 2 Comments
1570 Millennium
1540 The Wood Nymph
1529 October
1509 The Poor Boy’s Christmas
1499 The Daughter Of The Year
1494 New England Magazine Comments and analysis of New England Magazine by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
1487 At Variance Comments and analysis of At Variance by Ellis Parker Butler 2 Comments
1486 The Charge of the Second Iowa Cavalry
1480 Night In The City
1447 A Satisfactory Reform
1443 A Scotchman Whose Name Was Isbister
1437 The Whale Comments and analysis of The Whale by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
1423 Womanly Qualms
1420 A Pastoral
1411 Trespassers
1395 Says Mister Doojabs
1373 A St. Valentine’s Day Tragedy
1361 A Study In Feeling
1353 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
1324 A Question
1314 Outbid
1312 Anticipation
1302 Speaking Of Operations Comments and analysis of Speaking Of Operations by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
1298 A Minute
1287 The Tearful Tale Of Captain Dan
1272 Why I Went To The Foot
1248 The Twenty Hoss-Power Shay
1245 The Hunter Comments and analysis of The Hunter by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
1209 To Jessica, Gone Back To The City
1179 Valentine To The Girl In Black
1178 Golden Silence
1134 Circumstantial Evidence
1125 Ridden Down
1125 To Kate. (In Lieu Of A Valentine)
1093 Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; II: On Malicious Cruelty To Harmless Creatures
1057 Djolan
1050 An Old-Fashioned Garden Comments and analysis of An Old-Fashioned Garden by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
1029 The Romance Of Patrolman Casey
975 To Phyllis And May
957 The Ballad Of A Bachelor Comments and analysis of The Ballad Of A Bachelor by Ellis Parker Butler 5 Comments
301 Good - Better - Best Comments and analysis of Good - Better - Best by Ellis Parker Butler 4 Comments
288 No Beer, No Work
262 Partners Comments and analysis of Partners by Ellis Parker Butler 3 Comments
245 Reasonable Interest Comments and analysis of Reasonable Interest by Ellis Parker Butler 10 Comments
227 Western
52 To May
48 When Ida Puts Her Armor On
42 Cupid Caught Napping Comments and analysis of Cupid Caught Napping by Ellis Parker Butler 1 Comment
35 To Lovers
33 To G. M. W. And G. F. W.


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