I could see that she was still terribly afraid, but I didn't soften anything; instead, seeing that she was afraid I deliberately intensified it.'In this short story, Dostoyevsky masterfully depicts desperation, greed, manipulation and suicide.Introducing Little Black Classics- 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881). Dostoyevsky's works available in Penguin Classics are u003ciu003eCrime and Punishmentu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eThe Idiotu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eThe Doubleu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eThe Gambler and Other Storiesu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eThe Grand Inquisitoru003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eNotes From The Undergroundu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eNetochka Nezvanovau003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eThe House of The Deadu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eThe Brothers Karamazovu003c/iu003eand u003ciu003eThe Village of Stepanchikovou003c/iu003e.