The Labor Novel has not been founding its appropriate site in our literary history even though more than 20 years have passed; neither the appreciation of labor novel has not ended nor it has been on the process. The appreciations of labor novel done recently are not satisfactory as most of them are done by the critics of those times when labor novel had made issue. Therefore, there is nothing novel about the critics` latest comments. They could be an overstatement viewed by the past or a warning statement of not disconnecting with our literary history in terms of recent situation. In other words, people who were for labor literature in the past still stay in that area and people who have kept a distance from it from the beginning cannot approach to labor novel. Now it is time to think over how we fix position of labor novel in our literary history. It is naturally important and has a significant meaning to explain the meaning of labor novel according to the past times. By the way, talking about the labor novel with only the view of times` reflection is not enough. Literary meaning should be more than the mirror of times. With point of this view, labor novel should be considered as a completed narrative. This thesis tried to find out the meaning of labor novel`s being in the formation novel or formation narrative. Formation in terms of an individual`s awakening was not only possible in the dawning of bourgeois. I tried to reconsider the labor novel in terms of laborer`s formation-people usually call it awakening-in this thesis.