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A Separate Bildungsroman A Separate Peace is a classic example of a bildungsroman—the German word for a coming-of-age story (oftentimes based on the adventures of a protagonist right around, say, your students' age). Check out one of the originals, Charles Dickens's 900-pager David Copperfield.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man So this is what Joyce was up to when he wasn't writing Ulysses. For a Ulysses-lite experience, check out this novel: all the crazy times, half the confusion.