entwicklungsroman

noun, often capitalized
ent·​wick·​lungs·​ro·​man | \ent‧¦vik(ə)lu̇ŋ(k)srōˈmään\
plural entwicklungsromane\-​nə \

Definition of entwicklungsroman 

: an often autobiographical novel dealing with the development of a character from childhood to maturity

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History and Etymology for entwicklungsroman

German, from entwicklung development + roman novel

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