Posted on October 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A real-life watch featured prominently in fiction is headed to auction next month.

In the novel Ulysses, James Joyce describes a pocket watch worn by the character John O’Connell, based heavily on an actual person with the same name.

The real O’Connell’s watch — an 18-carat gold piece with a chain — will be auctioned off November 4 and could fetch £80,000 (over $109,000).

You can learn more about the real-life John O’Connell at Literary Hub and learn more about the auction from Bonhams. 

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