The Count of Monte Cristo

The best translation:

The Buss translation is the most modern, and reads most
fluidly. A quick example comparing this translation with the one
found on Project Gutenberg:

PG - His wife visited for him, and this was the received thing in
the world, where the weighty and multifarious occupations of the
magistrate were accepted as an excuse for what was really only
calculated pride...

BUSS - His wife visited on his behalf, this was accepted in
society, where it was attributed to the amount and gravity of the
lawyer's business -- when it was, in reality, deliberate