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- Christopher English writes that "Susanne Fusso compellingly argues in her book Designing Dead Souls that Dead Souls is complete in Part One, that there was never meant to be a Part Two or Part Three, and that it is entirely consistent with Gogol's method to create the expectation of sequels, and even to break off his narrative in mid-story, or mid-sentence, and that he was only persuaded to embark on composition of the second part by the expectation of the Russian reading public" (1998, 435).
- Benedetti (1999, 389).
- "Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol". Penguin Classics. 2004-07-29. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
- English translations