Adversary in the House Author:Irving Stone Here ina novel based on the life of Eugene V. Debs, is a blazing story of live and devotion, as passionately told as Lust for Life, as humanly inspiring as Men to Match My Mountains, as beautifully compelling as Immortal Wife. — When Eugene Debs was a young man in Terre Haute, Indiana, he loved beautiful Gloria Weston. And she loved him. They m... more »ight have been married, and history might have been different, if it had not been for one thing: Eugene Debs was driven by an overpowering dedication to the cause of the workingman, a dedication stronger even than love. There simply wasn't time for marriage, not while there was so much work to be done.
Finally Gloria could wait no longer. Though still adoring Gene - as she would all her life - she married a corporation lawyer named Harkness.
And Gene, some years later, married a striking and determined woman named Kate Metzel. She was the last person on earth he should have married. For just as surely as he knew he was right, Kate was certain in her soul that Gene was wrong.
For years Eugene Debs fought not only man's inhumanity to man, but also the adversary in his own house, an adversary to whom he was completely devoted!
To the very end, through Debs's public trial and the shame of his imprisonment in Atlanta penitentiary, Gloria's love never wavered, Kate's opposition never diminished.« less