Miss Charlotte's Finishing School for Wayward Readers
Miss Charlotte's Finishing School for Wayward Readers
S1 E11 - It Is A Poor Conclusion, Is It Not? - Chapters 33 and 34

Please take note that we swear in this podcast.

In this week’s episode, we discuss Chapters 33 and 34 of Wuthering Heights, bringing Emily Brontë’s bleak saga to a close. Andrew paints an idyllic picture of the far-flung future in his reader response, using the most obnoxious sound effect possible. We also have a fun conversation about the cycle of abuse, because Wuthering Heights is depressing to the very end. Miss Charlotte tells us what 19th-century readers REALLY thought of Wuthering Heights, and we discuss Linton Heathcliff’s dirty little secret. Also featured: shrub discourse, Daniel’s obsession with porridge, and the phrase “brain lips.”

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE! This episode, for no reason, was the hardest to produce so far. Three different editors, malfunctioning software, weird noise issues on the audio tracks, Andrew being buried in producing a show… you name it. Episode 12 has already had a first pass of editing, and we plan to release it and episode 13 over the next two weeks. (In that time, we also plan to start recording Semester 2, with an all-new book and group of readers, so stay tuned.)

Joudrey, Thomas J. “‘Well, We Must Be for Ourselves in the Long Run’: Selfishness and Sociality in Wuthering Heights.” Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 70, no. 2, 2015, pp. 165–193.