Definition of Bildungsroman

1. Noun. (alternative capitalization of bildungsroman) ¹



2. Noun. A novel tracing the spiritual, moral, psychological, or social development and growth of the main character, usually from childhood to maturity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bildungsroman

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Literary usage of Bildungsroman

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... its flashes of intuitive criticism and ¡is weighty apothegms add to its value as a Bildungsroman in the best sense of that word. Of all Goethe's works, ..."

2. An Anthology of German Literature by Calvin Thomas (1909)
"... the beginning of the German Bildungsroman. He had much in common with the Gallic genius and was widely read in French translations — the first German to ..."

3. English German Literary Influences: Bibliography and Survey by Lawrence Marsden Price (1919)
"... Egmont), ihre Erfüllung nicht in geschichtlichen Symbolen finden können, sondern erst im groszen Bildungsroman, im Wilhelm Meister. ..."

4. Face to Face by Jeff W. O'Connell, Gabrielle Warnock (2000)
"... O'Brien's wonderful Land of Spices, set in the very boarding school that I had gone to myself. Unlike Joyce's bildungsroman which calls on the hero to ..."

5. Friedrich Schlegel and Goethe, 1790-1802 by John William Scholl (1906)
"The third was to be a complete Bildungsroman of the type of Wilhelm Meister. The bathing youth is too vaguely sketched to suggest any definite content. ..."

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