PRONUNCIATION: (BIL-doongz-roh-mahn, -doongks-)

MEANING: noun: A novel concerned with the maturing of someone from childhood to adulthood.
Example: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

ETYMOLOGY: From German, from Bildung (education, formation) + Roman (novel), from French roman (novel). Earliest documented use: 1910.


BUILDUNGSROMAN - Handbuch of Classical Architecture

BILDUNGSROMANY - Go West, young Gypsy, and grow up with your country

BIDDUNGSROMAN - Use the Italian System to Reach Your Best Contract and Play Championship Bridge !