Norbert Jacques

Norbert Jacques (6 June 1880 – 15 May 1954) was a Luxembourgish novelist, journalist, screenwriter, and translator who wrote in German. He was born in Luxembourg-Eich, Luxembourg and died in Koblenz, West Germany. He created the character Dr. Mabuse, who was a feature of some of his novels. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler, the first novel to feature Mabuse, was one of the bestsellers of its time; it sold over 500,000 copies in Germany.[1] Today, Jacques is known best for Dr. Mabuse. In 1922, he received German citizenship.

Norbert Jacques
Norbert Jacques by Waldemar Flaig 1927.jpg
Born(1880-06-06)6 June 1880
Luxembourg-Eich, Luxembourg
Died15 May 1954(1954-05-15) (aged 73)
Koblenz, West Germany
OccupationNovelist, journalist, screenwriter, translator
Years active1901–1954



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  • Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1921)
  • Ingenieur Mars (1923)
  • Mensch gegen Mensch (1924)
  • Plüsch und Plümowski (1927)
  • Mabuses Kolonie (1930, fragment) – Never finished. First published in 1994.
  • Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1932) – First published in 1950 under the title Dr. Mabuses letztes Spiel.[2] In the late 1980s, it was reprinted under its original title.[2]
  • Chemiker Null (1934) – Serialized in 1934.[3] First reprinted in a book in 1994.
  • Leidenschaft: Ein Schiller-Roman (1939)

Short storiesEdit

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  • "Dr. Mabuse auf dem Presseball" (1923)


Selected filmographyEdit



  1. ^ Kalat 2001, p. 16.
  2. ^ a b Kalat 2001, p. 19.
  3. ^ Kalat 2001, p. 18.


  • Kalat, David (2001). The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse: A Study of the Twelve Movies and Five Novels. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. ISBN 0786423374.

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