Sister Carrie is a novel by Theodore Dreiser about innocence, the allure of wealth, love, and disillusionment. The novel tells the story of Carrie Meeber, who moves from the country to Chicago. After living in poverty for some time, she enters a relationship with the wealthy Drouet. Eventually she begins an affair with Hurstwood, with whom she runs away after the affair is revealed. Settling in New York, the couple become alienated, Carrie leaving Hurstwood to become homeless and commit suicide as she becomes a successful yet disappointed actress.