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Definition of Bildungsroman

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educational novel concerned with the psychological and moral development of the hero (in German)
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In literary criticism, a Bildungsroman (; ), novel of formation, novel of education, or coming-of-age story (though it may also be known as a subset of the coming-of-age story) is a literary genre that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood (coming of age), in which character change is extremely important.

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