Stylistics is the scientific study of the language of literature. In this intelligent and well-researched book, Hasan Jaashan takes a close look at the language used in literature and how it makes it the important and enjoyable art form that it is. Drawing on an extensive range of sources - but with particular focus on the novels of Ernest Hemingway - Jaashan forensically analyses the different components and styles of literary language. In turn, he looks at the importance of structure, word order, sounds and rhythms, vocabulary and much more in depth. While this book is aimed at, and will be of obvious interest, to students of applied linguistics, it will also be of great interest to anyone who has a love of literature and wants to know more about how books work.