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"A novel whose principal subject is the moral, psychological, and intellectual development of a usually youthful main character."
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310 books · 345 voters · list created October 4th, 2009 by Leila (votes) .
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message 1: by Chrisl (new)

Chrisl Hearing people with multiple languages speak the work "bildungsromans" would appeal to me. Having seen it recently in separate contexts, I became curious how many books have been assigned that subject in public libraries.
In March 2014, Seattle Public has 2,358 entries. The huge WorldCat (world catalog) which often is listed as a Goodreads data source has 8,268.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Jane - I was having problems earlier voting from my own bookshelves, but doing a general search for the title worked OK. Don't know if you're having the same problem or not.


message 3: by Jane (new)

Jane Thanks, Suzanne, I finally tried that; it worked; and added both The Soldier of Raetia [I just love the hero, Dardanus] and Strategos - Born in the Borderlands. In fact, while writing my review on one of them, I forget which, I used the word Bildungsroman.


message 4: by Scott (last edited Jan 29, 2018 12:23PM) (new)

Scott Herdliska A Wizard of Earthsea should be near the top of this list.


message 5: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte What about memoires of a geisha? (not sure if i spelt that right)


message 6: by Jenna (new)

Jenna What about Crime and Punishment?


message 7: by Nate (new)

Nate James Charlotte wrote: "What about memoires of a geisha? (not sure if i spelt that right)"

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