reading order - Would a reader of Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea miss anything essential without knowing about Jane Eyre?

I read Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea without ever having heard of Jane Eyre. I didn't see even it was a prequel to another work, because I try to avoid spoilers on the back of the book.What, if anything, would I have missed while reading Wide Sargasso Sea? For example, were there references to characters who are also in Jane Eyre? Or direct allusions to events that would happen later?In my reading, I felt the book lacked depth, and I wonder if it's because there was a whole other thread to the plot that I was completely missing....Read more

reading order - How do I get started with the Cthulhu mythos?

Having encountered a number of references to Cthulhu in various places over the years, I would like to explore the various works based in the Cthulhu mythos. Out of curiosity, I had read The Call of Cthulhu some time ago, but I don't know much about Lovecraft's other works or where to go next. It's my understanding that other authors have also contributed to the Cthulhu mythos and that it has a number of short stories as well.How would you recommend going about exploring this?Given so many short stories, I hope answerers will recommend antholog...Read more