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A Bildungsroman is a kind of novel. It is often called a "coming-of-age" story in English. The word comes from German. "Bildung" means "education", and "Roman", means "novel." [1] This genre is about the psychological and moral growth of the main character from youth to adulthood. [2] The ways the character changes are important.[3][4]

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  1. "Bildungsroman: German literary genre". Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 April 2013.
  2. Lynch 1999.
  3. Bakhtin 1996, p. 21.
  4. Jeffers 2005, p. 2.