Charlotte Bronte:: Jane Eyre
Did I recommend this as a movie? Yes. But I love the book perhaps just a little more, for the reason that it took great courage for Charlotte Bronte to attempt to get this published. The industry didn't take to women writing at the time...so she had to publish the book under an androgynous pseudonym. And it's awesome. Timelessly transporting. Jane may be my favorite heroine of all time.