The Jack-Knife Man

By: Ellis Parker Butler
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Jack-Knife Man" by Ellis Parker Butler is a heartwarming and humorous tale set in a small-town Americana, brimming with quirky charm and rural wit. The story revolves around the eccentric Jack-Knife Man, whose presence transforms the close-knit community in unexpected ways. As the narrative unfolds, Butler delicately explores themes of friendship and coming-of-age against the backdrop of rural life. Through the Jack-Knife Man's interactions with the townsfolk, readers witness the power of human connection and the beauty of embracing individuality within a tight-knit community. Butler's writing is infused with warmth and wit, endearing readers to the eccentricities of both the characters and the setting. Amidst the laughter and lighthearted moments, there's a deeper message about acceptance and the importance of embracing one's uniqueness. "The Jack-Knife Man" captures the essence of small-town life in America, painting a vivid portrait of a community united by friendship and bound by shared experiences. It's a delightful journey filled with laughter, charm, and heart, making it a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers of all ages.

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Ellis Parker Butler

Ellis Parker Butler was an American author. He wrote more than 30 novels and over 2,000 stories and essays, and is well known for his short story "Pigs Is Pigs," in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on charging the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs, which quickly multiply exponentially. His best-known character was Philo Gubb. His career lasted over forty years, and his stories, poems, and articles appeared in over 225 journals. His work was published alongside those of his contemporaries, including Mark Twain, Sax Rohmer, James B. Hendryx, Berton Braley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Don Marquis, Will Rogers, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Butler was born in Muscatine, Iowa, on December 5, 1869. He attended Muscatine High School for a single year. He relocated to New York City and lived in Flushing, Queens. From 1906 to 1935, he contributed twenty-five stories to Woman's Home Companion. The stories in the Companion were drawn by artists such as May Wilson Preston, Frederic Dorr Steele, Herbert Paus, and Rico Le Brun. From 1931 to 1936, Ethel Hays illustrated at least seventeen of Butler's newspaper stories.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 124 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362202891
  • ISBN-13: 9789362202895
  • Item Weight: 186g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 7.24mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Humorous