Charles Dickens, the greatest representative(代表) of English critical realism (批判现实主义),was born in 1812 at Portsmouth. When he was four years old, his family moved to Chatham, and the five years he spent there were the happiest of all his boyhood. One day, he found a pile of English novels, which aroused his curiosity. Now the key to the treasure-house of literature had been put in his hand.
In 1821 the Dickens family moved to a poor quarter in London. Mr. Dickens was heavily in debt and did not know which way to turn for money. Finally he was taken to the Marshalsea Prison, London, for debt. Shortly afterwards Mrs. Dickens and the younger children went to the prison, too, to join the father.
The 12-year-old Charles was sent to work in a factory in the the East End of London. Work there began at eight in the morning and ended at eight at night. Sundays he spent at the prison, and during the week he was out working all day. His miserable life at the factory left an everlasting, painful brand on the boy’s mind. Years later, when he was a man, he would not walk by the place where the factory had lain. All this had a deep influence on Dickens’ thought and work in after in years.
Charles Dickens visited American in the fall of 1867. Wherever he went, the reception was always the same. The night before tickets went on sale, crowds arrived and lined up before the door. By morning the streets became campgrounds with men, women, and children sitting or sleeping right there. Hustlers(票贩子) were asking $25 for $2 tickets and $50 for $5 seats. In New York City, over 5,000 people waited from nine o’clock in the morning for the evening performance. Everywhere the readings were successful, but audiences were surprised to hear their favorite novel characters speak with an English accent. After 76 readings, Dickens got on a ship for England. When his fellow passengers requested a reading, he replied that rather than read a word, he would assault(殴打) the captain and be put in prison.
The Critical Realism: The main stylistic feature of Dickens is his use of critical realism. Dickens’ novels are set in realistic environments such as in the factory or in the street. His characters represent all aspects of society from beggars, criminals and orphans to factory owners. This critically realistic description of Victorian working class life is perhaps the very essence(要素) which makes Dickens one of the greatest authors of all time.i hello,everyone.i am lihua.i am a girl who likes listening to music and taking photos.in addition,i am a student in yangguang middle school who will join winter camp concerning peace and friendship. 额。。 我只能把你的要求写上去了 而且我只能写这么多了 编不出来了。
William Henry Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. As the principal founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is one of the most influential and richest people on the planet. Recent estimates of his wealth put it at $56 billion, this is the equivalent of the combined GDP of several African economies. In recent years he has retired from working full time at Microsoft, and has instead has concentrated on working with his charitable foundation “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation”
Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1976 when he formed a contract with MITTS (Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems) to develop a basic operating system for their new microcomputers. In the early days Bill Gates would review every line of code. He was also involved in several aspects of Microsoft’s business such as packing and sending off orders.
The big break for Microsoft came in 1980 when IBM approached them for a new BASIC operating system for its new computers. In the early 1980s IBM was by far the leading PC manufacture. However, increasingly, there developed many IBM PC clones; (PCs developed by other companies compatible with IBM’s). Microsoft worked hard to sell its operating system to these other companies. Thus Microsoft was able to gain the dominant position of software manufacture just as the personal computer market started to boom. Since its early dominance, no other company has come close to displacing Microsoft as the dominant provider of computer operating software.
网上花了不少时间找的,从中抄几句吧,望采纳,诚意liu xiang, a shanghai native, was born on july 13, 1983. his height is 188cm , weight 74kg . singing and the computer are his hobbies. in march, 1999, he entered the shanghai track and field team and one year later, he was admitted to the national youth team. sun haiping has been training him. in 2002, he won the gold modals in the men’s 110m hurdles at the asian games and the asian championships. the next year, he took third in the 60m hurdles at the world indoor championships in england . at the athens olympic games on august 27, 2004. liu won the men’s 110m hurdles final in 12.91 seconds, equaling ing the world record set and breaking the olympic record.
although liu xing failed to sta鸡骸惯缴甙剂轨烯憨楼rt his first-round heat in the 110 metres hurdlesin at the 2008 olympic games in beijing,we still look forward to him.