Ellis Parker Butler on the Fine Art of Writing Humor

Once upon a time (in the year 1905, to be exact) a gentleman named Ellis Parker
Butler sent a humorous piece to Ellery Sedgwick, then editor of Leslie's Monthly.
Mr. Sedgwick read the bit, changed its title from “The Dago Pig Episode” to “Pigs
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Author: Ellis Parker Butler

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Ellis Parker Butler (1869-1937) was the author of more than 2,000 stories and essays, as well as 30 books. He remains 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. This collection reveals his thoughts on writing humor, including "Ten Rules for Humor" and "How I Sell My Stories."

The Midland Monthly

Another Midland writer in verse and prose , Ellis Parker Butler , of Muscatine , has
struck a humorous vein to which the Century ... A writer who would deliberately sit
down to be funny over the history of " Fair Greece - sad relic of departed worth , '
would ... Frank W. ( alkins can write a love story as well as tales of adventure , as
MIDLAND readers will soon be convinced . ... The current Outlook has a fine
sketch en itled " Maple Seeds " by Mrs. Bere tha Horak Shambilligh of Iowa ( ' ity .

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The Midland Monthly Magazine

The current Outlook has a fine sketch entitled “ Maple Seeds , " by Mrs . Bertha
Horak Shambaugh of Iowa City . ... Another Midland writer in verse and prose ,
Ellis Parker Butler , of Muscatine , has struck a humorous vein to which the ...
Frank W . Calkins can write a love story as well as tales of adventure , as
MIDLAND readers will soon be convinced . ... Mr . Ellsworth , of that city , is going
to take his noble collection of paintings to New York " on account of Chicago ' s
atmosphere .

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Success Magazine

How To Write Humorous Verse A Carefully compiled Code for the Courageous
By ELLIS PARKER BUTLER Illustrated by ... My new book , “ How to Write
Humorous Verse , " having just come from the press and being for Typewritop
sale at all the ... Only very advanced Limerickists end the first line in any other
way , and they are men of exceptionally fine minds . ... the art is rendered much
simpler , for ! all that is necessary is to write one syllable in each space between
the fence posts .

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The New York Times Book Review

A dramatic novel of New England in the 1890's and the clan of Elisha Priest , fine
, rigid strait - laced old aristocrat . $ 2.00 OLA . By ' Ingri and Edgar Parin To write
of arts and crafts in RusD'Aulaire . ... Ola joins a peddler and trated by a Russian
artist . ... New York : William Morrow & Co. and deeply imaginative and have , $
1.75 . as well , a color and humor that This is ... NOBODY STARVES Du Bose
Heyward : A book I will be proud to recommend Ellis Parker Butler :
Overwhelmingly ...

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SOMETHING WICKED 560 Horror Classics Macabre Tales Supernatural Mysteries

... Ralph Adams Cram, Leopold Kompert, Brander Matthews, Vincent O'Sullivan,
Ellis Parker Butler, A. T. Quiller-Couch, Fiona ... M. Moncharmin did not know a
note of music, but he called the minister of education and fine arts by his
Christian name, ... fantastic story of the ghost, when an incident occurred that
proved to them that the joke—if joke it were—was not over. ... not only because
the envelope was addressed in red ink, but because he seemed to have seen the
writing before.

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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death The Murders in the Rue Morgue… H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Richard Marsh: The Beetle Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls… Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw… Hugh Walpole: Portrait of a Man with Red Hair All Souls' Night Robert E. Howard: The 'John Kirowan' Saga The 'De Montour' Saga Cthulhu Mythos M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret… The Woman in White Guy de Maupassant: The Horla… E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Man Who Went Too Far… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark… Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? The Ways of Ghosts Some Haunted Houses Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan… William Hope Hodgson: The Ghost Pirates Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder… M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire… Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy… Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto William Thomas Beckford: Vathek Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep

The Power of Darkness 560 Supernatural Thrillers Macabre Tales Eerie Mysteries

... Ralph Adams Cram, Leopold Kompert, Brander Matthews, Vincent O'Sullivan,
Ellis Parker Butler, A. T. Quiller-Couch, ... M. Moncharmin did not know a note of
music, but he called the minister of education and fine arts by his Christian ...
them that the joke—if joke it were—was not over. ... not only because the
envelope was addressed in red ink, but because he seemed to have seen the
writing before.

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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Murders in the Rue Morgue… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle… H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret… Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Hanged Man's Bride The Haunted House… Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray… Richard Marsh: The Beetle Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls… Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw… James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Robert E. Howard: Cthulhu Mythos The Weird Menace Stories… M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others John Meade Falkner: The Nebuly Coat The Lost Stradivarius Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark… Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Closed Door The Red Room… Edith Nesbit: The Ebony Frame From the Dead Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Mary Louisa Molesworth: The Shadow in the Moonlight… John Buchan: The Wind in the Portico Witch Wood Cleveland Moffett: The Mysterious Card Possessed George W. M. Reynolds: Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf Lafcadio Hearn: A Ghost… Jerome K. Jerome: Told After Supper Catherine Crowe: Ghosts and Family Legends H. H. Munro: The Wolves of Cernogratz

WARLOCK S PLAY 550 Supernatural Mysteries Macabre Horror Classics

... Katherine Rickford, Ralph Adams Cram, Leopold Kompert, Brander Matthews,
Vincent O'Sullivan, Ellis Parker Butler, A. T. Quiller-Couch, ... M. Moncharmin did
not know a note of music, but he called the minister of education and fine arts by
his Christian name, had dabbled ... incident occurred that proved to them that the
joke—if joke it were—was not over. ... attention not only because the envelope
was addressed in red ink, but because he seemed to have seen the writing
before.

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ISBN: 9788027247134

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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal… John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Marjorie Bowen: Black Magic James Malcolm Rymer & Thomas Peckett Prest: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Black Cat… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental… H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House… Algernon Blackwood: The Willows A Haunted Island Ancient Sorceries… Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet… Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho The Italian M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Devil's Spectacles Émile Erckmann & Alexandre Chatrian: The Man-Wolf The Waters of Death… Amelia B. Edwards: Monsieur Maurice The Phantom Coach… Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: The Wind in the Rose-bush The Shadows on the Wall Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Terror… William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy Wilhelm Hauff: The Severed Hand Adelbert von Chamisso: Shadowless Man Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Haunted and the Haunters… Robert E. Howard: Beyond the Black River Devil in Iron People of the Dark David Lindsay: The Haunted Woman Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep Edward Bellamy: Dr. Heidenhoff's Process

The Delineator

Please pardon me for being so long in writing you and acknowledging your
lovely and encouraging letter and the ... The joke of the thing is — counting the
years -I am seventy - three years old . ( I see you ... FICTION PAGE Finding Mr.
Wing Ellis Parker Butler 5 The Wife of Midas . ... Winifred Moses 44 The Fine Art
of Mixing Lucile Brewer and Alice Blinn 46 Save a Dollar 49 Menus for February
Holidays .

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Current Opinion

241 Wit and Humor of the Press . ... 193 The War and its Lessons - Art and Letters
- The Electrical Progress of To - day-- Anglo - American Relations — Why
Tennyson was ... 274 General Gossip of Authors and Writers . ... ..Ellis Parker
Butler .

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Current Literature

241 Wit and Humor of the Press .. 279 World Over : Pen ... 239 Editorial Comment
.... 193 The War and its Lessons - Art and Letters - The Electrical Progress of To -
day- Anglo - American Relations- Why Tennyson was Not ... 282 Contemporary
Celebrities . ... 274 General Gossip of Authors and Writers . ... Ellis Parker Butler .

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Midland Monthly Magazine

A writer who would deliberately sit down to be funny over the history of “ Fair
Greece - sad relic of departed worth , ' would ... Another Midland writer in verse
and prose , Ellis Parker Butler , of Muscatine , has struck a humorous vein to
which the Century ... Frank W. Calkins can write a love story as well as tales of
adventure , as MIDLAND readers will soon be convinced . ... The current Outlook
has a fine sketch en itled “ Maple Seeds , " by Mrs. Bertha Horak Shambaugh of
Iowa City .

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The Book News Monthly

I ' I atmosphere and should people it with the true artist . ... but for ality and
impressed this personality on those who appreciate good writing this the reader .
book will be a joy . ... And yet Mr. T has remained for Mr. Hamilton to Butler has
achieved something very real portray the most spoiled girl in New and very fine in
“ Dominie ... By Ellis Parker But * Scandal . ... now and again a hint of the old
humor .

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