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What literary school does Sir Arthur Conan Doyle represent?

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Likely the only "school" that Doyle would be considered a part of is that of the crime novel experts.  Obviously his most famous works were the various adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and though he also dabbled with science fiction and historical novels, his reputation was built on the Sherlock Holmes stories.  He had decided to kill off Holmes so that he could spend more time writing the stuff he felt was more important, but was eventually forced by public outcry to bring back the character, such was his popularity.  Like many authors of the time he was also involved in politics and various other endeavors, including being an opthamalgist, but writing was his means of supporting himself and his family.

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