I have a love-hate relationship with Twain. however, I‘m saying pick b/c I think this is important to the Arthurian tradition. Railing against medieval mania, Twain seeks to de-glorify the Dark Ages. Is Hank a pretentious douche? Yes. Did I laugh out loud more than once? Yes. This sets up future generations of Arthurian tales that we adore today. Once the legend didn‘t have to be taken so seriously and reverently, it could really take on new life.