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Dostoevsky's early education was in an army engineering school, where he was apparently bored  with the dull routine and the unimaginative student life. He spent most of his time, therefore, dabbling  in literary matters and in reading the latest authors; his penchant for literature was obsessive. And  almost as obsessive was Dostoevsky's preoccupation with death, for while the young student was  away at school, his father was killed by the serfs on his estate. This sudden and savage murder  smoldered within the young Dostoevsky, and when he began to write, the subject of crime, and  murder in particular, was present in every new publication. It is, of course, the central concern of  Crime and Punishment . Dostoevsky was never free of the horrors of homicide and even at the end of 
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