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Meaning of Bildungsroman

Bil•dungs•ro•man

Pronunciation: (bil'doongz-rō-män" Ger. bēl'doongks-rô-män"), [key]
— pl. -mans, -ma•ne
  1. a type of novel concerned with the education, development, and maturing of a young protagonist.
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