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Chapter 19. What Is Style, and How Do I ... > I'll Have What's on His Plate - Pg. 198

What Is Style, and How Do I Get Some? -- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 198 Take My Word for It Charles Dickens (1812­1870) vividly depicted the working class of British society in the Victorian era. He achieved immense popularity in his lifetime by providing a rich array of memorable, often humorous characters while showing the dark side of the Industrial Revolution as it affected the average person. He's also famous for producing more novels than children, but it was a close race: 14 novels to 10 children. 2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man be on his first entering a neighbor- hood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or another of their daughters. "My dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?"