"The Best Punctuation Book, Period," by June Casagrande, says that, when forming the possessive of text in quotation marks, we do this:
“Casablanca” ’s best scene
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The ending double quotation marks are followed by a thin space; then the single possessive apostrophe is placed before the "s" — exactly as shown above.
This is strictly opinion based upon the mechanics (and logic) of punctuation.
My question is: If the possessive title in quotes ends in an "s," how would we punctuate it?
In Set 1 below, the ending double quote marks are followed by a thin space, then the single possessive apostrophe.
“The Sopranos” ’ cast...
“Game of Thrones” ’ success...
“Field of Dreams” ’ box-office success
In Set 2 below, the single possessive apostrophe comes directly after the ending "s" (in each example) followed by a thin space and the ending double quote marks.
“The Sopranos’ ” cast...
“Game of Thrones’ ” success...
“Field of Dreams’ ” box-office success
Is Set 1 or Set 2 technically correct with regard to the placement of the ending quote marks?