chapter  2
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The discussions of Austen’s six major completed novels in Part 2 are intended to introduce you to some of the ways in which these works can be understood within the various contexts, literary and historical, outlined in Part 1. But there is not space enough here to discuss all the issues raised in each individual novel. So, instead, this part examines particular issues in the case of each novel which could equally well be discussed in the case of the others.