Coming-Of-Age Story

Entertainment / Literature / Coming-Of-Age Story: A novel in which an adolescent protagonist comes to adulthood by a process of experience and disillusionment. This character loses his or her innocence, discovers that previous preconceptions are false, or has the security of childhood torn away, but usually matures and strengthens by this process. Examples include Wieland's Agathon, Herman Raucher's Summer of '42, Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine, Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. The most famous examples are in German. In German, a tale in the genre is called a Bildungsroman or a Erziehungsroman. Examples include Goethe's Die Leiden des jungen Werthers and Thomas Mann's K???¶nigliche Hoheit.

Other Words for Story

Story Adjective Synonyms: story-line, plot, scenario, (plot) outline, summary, book
Story Verb Synonyms: narrative, tale, recounting, anecdote, yarn, account, recital, chronicle, record, history, legend, myth, fairy tale or story, romance, gest or geste, fable, fabliau, epic, saga, Edda, joke, gag, mystery, detective story, whodunit, thriller, horror

Short Story

Entertainment / Literature / Short Story: A brief prose tale, as Edgar Allan Poe labeled it. This work of narrative fiction may contain description, dialogue and commentary, but usually plot functions as the engine driving the art. The best s MORE

Search History

Business / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) / Search History: Many search engines store user search history information. This data can be used for better ad targeting or to make old information more findable. Search engines may also determine what a document is MORE


Business / Construction / Story: That part of a building between any floor or between the floor and roof. MORE