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Topical headingBildungsromans
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Variant(s)Apprenticeship novels
Coming of age--Fiction
Coming of age--Juvenile fiction
Coming-of-age novels
See alsoFiction
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Found inWeb. 3 (Bildingsroman, pl. Bildungsromane or Bildungsromans)
Random House dict. (Bildingsroman, pl. Bildungsromans or Bildungsromane)
Guidelines on Subject Access to Individual Works of Fiction, Drama, Etc. (Bildungsromans)
Sears List of Subject Headings (Bildungsromans)
Encyc. Britannica (Bildungsroman ... sometimes called an Entwicklungsroman ("novel of character development"))
Cuddon. Dict. of lit. terms (Bildungsroman same as Erziehungsroman)
Holman. Handbk. to literature (Apprenticeship novel now usually called a Bildungsroman; Bildungsroman includes Erziehungsroman, Entwicklungsroman and Kunstlerroman; except for Kunstlerroman, distinctions lost in English & Amer. criticism)
Web site Novelguide, Oct. 10, 2003 (review of Bless Me, Ultima: "the coming-of-age novel is also known as the Bildungsroman")