“神探福爾摩斯”之父 Sherlock Holmes’ London（英語學習）
One summer evening in 1889, a young medical school graduate named Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle arrived by train at London’s Victoria Station and took a 1)hansom cab two and a half miles north to the famed Langham Hotel on Upper 2)Regent Street. Then living in the coastal town of Southsea, near Portsmouth, the 30-year-old 3)ophthalmologist was looking to advance his writing career. The magazine Beeton’s Christmas Annual had recently published his novel, 4)A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the private detective Sherlock Holmes. Now Joseph Marshall Stoddart, managing editor of Lippincott’s Monthly, a Philadelphia magazine, was in London to establish a British edition of his publication. At the suggestion of a friend, he had invited Conan Doyle to join him for dinner in the Langham’s5)opulent dining room.