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Google Celebrates Tolstoy’s 186th Birthday with Appropriately Lengthy Doodle

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 186th birthday of legendary Russian author Leo Tolstoy.

“Guest Doodler” Roman Muradov illustrated a click-through animation depicting the thousand-plus page masterpieces the author wrote by candlelight.

Featured work includes War and Peace:

Google Doodle

Anna Karenina:

Google Doodle

and The Death of Ivan Ilyich:

Google Doodle

“I hardly need to say that making a tribute to Leo Tolstoy was a daunting task,” Muradov writes in an explainer post for Google. “No set of images can sum up a body of work so astonishing in scope, complexity, and vigor–its memorable scenes come to life with seeming effortlessness, fully realized in the immortal lines and between them.”

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